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I can only stand in baffled awe as my husband’s novel is brought to life on film

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I often feel other human beings are essentially unknowable; don’t even those closest to us do such strange and unwarranted things? But the sensation has surely never been more powerful than when, 本月初, 一世...

Philip Larkin’s profound and beautiful poetry sent me back to the classroom

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It must be possible to believe that a curriculum should not be preserved for all eternity in aspic – that some measure of change can only be a good thing – and yet still to grieve on hearing the news that OCR, 之一 ...

God bless the Elizabeth lineheaven for nerds of the built environment

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Last week was a good one for built environment nerds like me. 星期二, I headed straight out to go absolutely nowhere that was very important on the new Elizabeth line, a trip that, however pointless, was unequivoc...

Katharine Whitehorn had the church in stitches

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The memorial service for the Observer’s beloved columnist Katharine Whitehorn, organised by her sons Bernard and Jake, and held at St James’s church, Piccadilly in London last Monday, was completely marvellous and I f...

A great exhibition of immigrant art. Why not pay a visit, 普里蒂·帕特尔(Priti Patel)?

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I can’t remember when there was last such an abundance of wonderful exhibitions in London. But if I could frogmarch our current cabinet to only one show, it would be to Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945-1965 在 ...

Some of François Truffaut’s new wave films are still coming of age

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The François Truffaut season at the BFI in London remains a delightful event for me, irrespective of the fact that some of the director’s less well-known films turn out to be turkeys. Agreed: The Woman Next Door from ...

A courageous reissue in the not-so-brave new world of publishing

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A parcel arrives, inside which is a copy of Kay Dick’s dystopian novel of 1977, 他们: A Sequence of Unease, and a letter informing me that Faber is to reissue it next month. Crikey, but isn’t this amazing? Dick, who d...

Is a crush on Shaun Evans enough to sustain me through a theatrical turkey?

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Unless you’re loaded, booking theatre tickets is like Russian roulette. When to hit the website? Leave it until after the reviews and, if they’re good, you’ll struggle to get a seat. But jump too soon and you may come...

Kathleen Stock’s departure shows universities can’t cope with argument

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How profoundly depressing to hear that the philosopher Kathleen Stock has effectively been hounded from her chair at Sussex University by the mob. However brilliant her career in the future – and there is no doubting ...

My summer cultural highlight? An old film where I got lost in Bette Davis’s eyes

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Out in the world again, I’ve seen a lot of new exhibitions and a bit of new theatre, the heart going out to those actors who, in spite of great reviews, are still taking curtain calls to the sound of too few hands cla...

How a holiday away from it all turned into a Hitchcockian nightmare

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For a few moments, the four of us were overcome with our cleverness at having found such a place, especially at such short notice. The cottage stood at the end of a long track, at the head of a secluded valley not far...

An exquisite new exhibition brings home my long obsession with Iran

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I know exactly when Iran first took hold of me. 在 1979, I was at school in Jaffa, 以色列, my classmates mostly Arab children and the offspring of assorted diplomats. One morning, we arrived for our first lesson to fi...

Fifty years on, this film is still the Sunday Bloody Sunday best

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Some people mark wedding anniversaries with flowers. But in this house, we do things differently. On the morning of our 15th wedding anniversary last week, my domestic colleague staggered into the room carrying a post...