Category Archives: literature

The Gift of Bad Spelling

I am not a very good speller; you may have noticed.  One of the comments on one of my assignment submissions said “Rather marred by grammatical errors”.  This was on the one paper which I never double checked with another, … Continue reading

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St Thérese of Lisieux

The train lines at the weekend are being worked upon.  The line I need is closed.  So every Saturday morning I have to walk down Kensington Church Street from Notting Hill in order to get to where I have got … Continue reading

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An Eve of Poetry & Literature (1)

My dear friend, an author who is in the process of having her first novel published, was invited to read a chapter of her forthcoming book to a select audience, at an intimate evening of literature and poetry.  In a … Continue reading

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The Love of the Letter

There is something so beautifully poignant and so romantically unsurpassable, encapsulated in the history of the written words of Love, as three times I have discovered in the last few weeks alone. Before Frank Thompson was posted to the Middle … Continue reading

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Perfect.  I Love the artistic creative and intelligent artwork on the covers of this weekly editorial, although I rarely have time to scan the insides.   This edition of the Economist looks very interesting.  It appeared in my inbox this … Continue reading

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I have been rumbled.  Apologies.  This is due to artistic licence.  It has been amusingly and duly noted, that often within the weeks of my posts having been published, they randomly change, having bits added, re worded, taken away, paragraphs … Continue reading

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Peter Owen-Jones has a book still currently on the shelves, entitled Psalm, by O Books, 2005, ISBN 1903816912 This is a beautiful compelling translation of just 11 of the ancient psalms which he has ‘recast’ into a contemporary idiom.   The … Continue reading

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Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss

I recently quoted Pope Benedict XVI who said “Only when body and soul are united can eros be healed and be restored to its true grandeur” Well this is one of my all time favourite sculptures, which I first discovered … Continue reading

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