A letter to Dr Flaxman

Yesterday I sent this ‘letter’ to my friend Dr Flaxman:

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

A friendship in letters

Presently, I am reading the letters written by, and exchanged between, Robert Louis Stevenson and J. M. Barrie. In life they never met. Gosh, I would have loved to have … Continue reading A friendship in letters

‘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: