Update on the Arts June 2020

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It seems like a long time since I reported on books that I have read / movies and plays I have seen recently, so the following is a report on the reading and viewing that I did over Levels 4, 3 and 2. Viewing?  Almost nothing – no plays (apart from some excellent productions on line, including an outstanding version … Read More

Update on The Arts October 2019

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I spent most of October reading the six short-listed novels for the 2019 Man Booker Prize: ‘The Testaments’ (Margaret Atwood); ‘Ducks, Newburyport’ (Lucy Ellmann); ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ (Bernadine Evaristo); ‘An Orchestra of Minorities’ (Chigozie Obioma); ‘Quichotte’ ( Salman Rushdie); ‘10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World’ (Elif Shafak).   I commented on some of these in my last book blog, … Read More