Having left a very cold Scotland, where it was 3 degrees and felt much colder, on Wednesday of last week, it has been a very pleasant change to be in wall to wall sunshine and a daily temperature of c25 degrees. 542 more words
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Amongst Women (1991) is broadly considered to be McGahern’s masterpiece, but the quieter That They May Face The Rising Sun, from 2002, is the greater triumph, not least in its ability to depict the passing of time in the absence of traditional narrative. 363 more words
The house in Pembroke Street, Dublin, that housed the Censorship of Publications Board, with their stock of banned books in the basement.
This is the text of a piece I wrote for Sunday Miscellany, broadcast on 25 January, 2015. 917 more words
Exactly 80 years ago today, two very different little boys were born. Only one of these boys is still with us. I can’t for the life of me think of two famous individuals born on the same day who had less in common. 491 more words