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Review: Scandal, Lyres and Audiotape

Take a lyre.  Take a harp.  Both string instruments, right? Well, not just string instruments.  The lyre and the harp have been heroines of the music stage since the dawn of times.  Since Orpheus first charmed his way in and … Continue reading

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Odds & Ends: ‘Hushabye Mountain’

As many of you will have heard, Robert B. Sherman passed away, last week, aged 86.  With his brother Richard M. Sherman, he wrote songs for films many of us will remember from their childhood, such as – among others – … Continue reading

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Odds & Ends: A Green Pillar Candle

I am warming my stiffened fingers on the green pillar candle on my desk.  Forest green.    I bought it from Robert Sayle’s.  The flame is dancing on the sloped ceiling of my attic room.  The East Anglian wind is … Continue reading

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Odds & Ends: The Neglected Sense

On the Tube, the conductor’s announcement is so loud, the sound is fuzzy and incomprehensible.  I plug my fingers into my ears and meet the eyes of other passengers.  They are impassive; their curiosity at my reaction, unemotional.  In the … Continue reading

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