Monthly Archives: July 2017

A Brief History of Non-Time

Book Review: Reality is not what it seems – The Journey to Quantum Gravity, by Carlo Rovelli This is a clever and interesting book, but if you struggled with A Brief History of Time, I don’t think this book is … Continue reading

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The Geneva Trap

Book Review: The Geneva Trap, by Stella Rimington Rounding up a backlog of reviews, I found this in the Mortimer station book swap – I was curious about the author, without any great expectations. As such it’s been on my … Continue reading

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Long Ride in a Slow Machine

Book Review: Hallelujah Junction – Composing an American Life, by John Adams I picked this up a while ago in a work book sale, but it sat on the shelves waiting for the right moment. I decided, with Adams’ music … Continue reading

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The Great Wave

We’d known the Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum would be popular and we’d booked in advance; just as well, as advance tickets have now sold out, and day tickets had also sold out when we arrived. There were long … Continue reading

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A short time ago, in a concert hall not very far away …

Prom 8 – Film Music of John Williams – was always going to be popular; I believe it was one of the first concerts of the season to be a sell-out for seats. As I joined the queue I only … Continue reading

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Tempora mutantur nos sed mutamur non in illis

Oh dear, oh dear. It’s all changed this year: the queueing system has changed, an attempt to disperse people which leads to a much less social atmosphere, and there’s additional security theatre (a modicum of which has a potential effect, … Continue reading

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The Antidote to Cookbooks

Book Review: The Plagiarist in the Kitchen, by Jonathan Meades When I saw this in the work book sale, I reached straight for it, no questions asked, as I knew it was already on my wish list. Imagine, if you … Continue reading

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