‘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’:

More of a journey than a gateway

I have been scraping our rusty and paint-flaked garden gate. This gate dates back to 1880, the same date as our house. I wonder how many folk have opened and … Continue reading More of a journey than a gateway

Ross Fountain

Daniel Ross , ‘Old Daniel’, was a successful gunmaker in Edinburgh: He also had a shop on St Andrew Street where the doorway stone flourishings, with his monogram, survive to … Continue reading Ross Fountain

20/20 vision – right to reply [an edited transcript]

Without sharing a little of the backdrop, and some of the thoughts that inspired it, this film risks being misunderstood. My last day as a doctor was on 20-1-20. I … Continue reading 20/20 vision – right to reply [an edited transcript]