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A Starker, Darker Brothers Grimm

I’m excited to finally have in my possession a copy of Jack Zipes’ The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, a new translation of the original 1812 & 1815 Grimms’ Children’s and Household Tales (I say finally because my local post office made we wait one extra, excruciating day). 911 more words


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The Teeth of Idolatry

First thing the audience notices is a postcard. They hold the postcard up, an appropriate distance from their eyes.

On stage, Anne de Launay looks at a postcard, an appropriate distance from her eyes.  310 more words

Raoul Vaneigem

Igor Karash

Illustration from The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
Interior illustration Lady of House of Love

21st Century

Friends who write (1)

Theresa is a friend of mine from our days at university. She studied English (which I wish I had done) and I was always impressed that she wrote poetry. 460 more words


Back to oil pastels

When I visited the Tate Britain in London I bought this fabulous book ‘Jenny Saville’ (Jenny Savallicious) which has definitely inspired me.

I adore her use of brush work and colour, the way as picks out the tones of the skin and makes her 2d paintings come to life. 320 more words

Fine Art

Five Great... Novels (C-D)

I thought that I would make a series which lists five beautifully written and thought-provoking novels.  All have been picked at random, and are sorted by the initial of the author.  471 more words