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Così Fan Tutte

The title of Mozart’s opera is one of the few that are never rendered into…

The New Iconocasts

My latest on Medium is here.

Forty Thousand Years Wide

To the Manchester Jewish Museum again, for the latest in their series of innovative concerts.…

Big in Japan 10

We loved our trip to Japan, and had a wonderful time exploring its culture, history…

Big in Japan 9

Our last day in Japan was a drizzly, overcast one in Tokyo. We had pretty…

Big in Japan 8

We returned to Tokyo for the last few days of our holiday, and determined to…

William Boyd – Waiting for Sunrise

William Boyd keeps producing engaging, literate fiction, peopled with believable characters who have interesting stories.…

Big in Japan 7

View towards the western mountains from our friends’ apartment We said goodbye to Kanazawa, and…

Medium

I’m trying to keep this space for book reviews, cultural matters and travel. I thought…

Big in Japan 6

IKanazawa railway station is quite something. After the Shinkansen glided in, coming to a stop…