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

‘Scotland’s terrible record on drugs deaths’

The Sunday Post, 27 June 2021, included a news special based on recently published research. Analysis  by Stirling University of the prescriptions for 350,000 Scots found one in 10 was … Continue reading ‘Scotland’s terrible record on drugs deaths’

CHEMIST and DRUGGIST [heard the whisper?]

Featuring old front covers of this weekly journal. The film closes with out-takes from Corridors of Power by C P Snow. Music Credit: A cover of ‘No Surprises’ by Regina … Continue reading CHEMIST and DRUGGIST [heard the whisper?]

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