Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

I recently read Father and Son by the writer and poet  Edmund Gosse. This ‘memoir’ was written in 1907 and subtitled ‘a study of two temperaments.’ I was reminded of … Continue reading Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

‘Let it be boldly admitted’

I recently read Father and Son by Edmund Gosse.   Edmund Gosse wrote this book in 1907 and it describes his early years in an exceptionally devout [stifling] Plymouth Brethren … Continue reading ‘Let it be boldly admitted’

A door handle with a label

I recently read Letters to Camondo by Edmund De Waal. It is a very special and deeply affecting book about this Parisian museum: One of the rooms has a label … Continue reading A door handle with a label

GORGET OINTMENT

I have had a longstanding interest in old pharmacy and chemist shops. This interest began in childhood! One of my earliest memories was from my pram: above me I could … Continue reading GORGET OINTMENT