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Wonderful English Eccentrics

BY ALFRED ACKERS

There are few sights I find more amusing than clocking an English eccentric.

Whilst I appreciate eccentrics are produced by almost all nations, it is the country of England which, over hundreds of years, has excelled in churning out eccentric men and women, who, like Christmas baubles, catch those few rays of sunshine even on the greyest of grey winter’s days. 561 more words

Leisure

Incoming - and planning what to read next...

Now that things have calmed down a little after the excitement of reading for the 1947 Club, I’ve been thinking about what to read next and the answer is not obvious! 263 more words

Quote of the day

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.  – Edith Sitwell who was born on this day in 1887. 91 more words

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Review: Denton and Me – Summerhall, Edinburgh

First published in The Times, Tuesday August 9 2016

Four Stars

The English pastoral writer Denton Welch was only 33 years old at the time of his death in 1948, and while his work is not as well known as some of his contemporaries (he counted Edith Sitwell and EM Forster among his friends) his influence continues to be felt. 328 more words

The Longer Line

George Pitts

Following on from my essay on The Prose Poem, here is a new essay on The Longer Line

Essays

I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish. – Edith Sitwell

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I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish. – Edith Sitwell

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