‘lacrimae rerum’

Peter and Sian share a love of all that Edmund de Waal creates. This is the Observer review of his latest book ‘Letters to Camondo’:

Be ‘more like Paddington’

The Telegraph, Sunday 8th November 2020: Paddington has featured in some of my films, such as this film based on a short trip to London in December 2017:

‘More than three times the circumference of the globe’

I came across this death notice by chance whilst researching what is recorded of the life of ‘Dr William Brodum’. I reckon that Charlotte Skinner never once required any of … Continue reading ‘More than three times the circumference of the globe’

‘A fresh supply of PATENT MEDICINES’

This is an extraordinary story. It is historical. It is true. It could never happen today? [open question] Click on ‘Dr Brodum’s’ portait to read this extraorinary story