A friendship in letters

Letters, handwritten and sent by post: a way of communicating that has become more of the past than the present. The intimacy of a letter – as shared between friends … Continue reading A friendship in letters

Which novel has sold most?

This question was asked in last week’s Sunday TIMES: Of course there is no complete data to refer to but it is thought that Don Quixote tops the list. It … Continue reading Which novel has sold most?

‘There’s this shadow beside him in the painting’

Apart from the closinq quote – which is from Peter Pan – the passages  below are all from MAYFLIES by Andrew O’Hagan:

EPHEMERON [Fig. I]

How would you share what matters to you about your closest friend ? If your best friend was represented as Figure I., and in a Text book, what would you … Continue reading EPHEMERON [Fig. I]