Saturday, March 15, 2014


Been away in Paris. Here are a few bits and pieces of light reading for you while I get rid of my stinking cold and the blisters on my feet. (Apart from that, it's been a fabulous few days.)

Strauss, Pauline and the fish...a magical opera with some family insights, from the Indy:

How do you turn something as famous as Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood into an opera? I talked to John Metcalf, who has just done so. Also from the Indy.

Pop goes the Wagner: why going gaga for JK may indicate, oddly enough, that we haven't altogether lost our marbles. From my Soapbox.

Enjoy. I'm off to bed with some lemsip and a book about Bartok.