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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…

Big in Japan 5

Taxis in Japan, we found, were beautifully clean, retro-sixties style monuments to kitsch, replete with…

Marina Warner at The John Rylands Library

To the John Rylands library to see Marina Warner (does the Dame come before or…