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HOLY WRIT They gave us God at infant school: some illustrated stories           and a picture on the wall –           that Jesus with a lantern lifted high. He’s looking for a … Continue reading

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THE WELL-MADE DOOR There’s much to be said for the well-made door. This one, smoked black by time, hangs like a heavyweight, shuffles through his quarter-turn singing deep of the long years, of a conspiracy once of oak and iron: … Continue reading

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BRIGHT STAR, BIG SKY.

As we move deeper into the 21st century there can be few across the span of generations whose lives have not been, or are not now, touched by that broad musical genre whose pan-cultural influence has been an integral part … Continue reading

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BERGEN-BELSEN

There was still something I could do: I could tell the world. Leslie L. Hardman, ‘The Survivors: The Story of the Belsen Remnant’. A couple of years ago, with my sons Lindsay (who lives and works in Germany) and Reuben … Continue reading

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MEDBOURNE

MEDBOURNE 1. There never was a golden age of bucolic bliss in our green and pleasant land.  No black-iron range in a stone-flagged kitchen, no sides of cured ham and dried herbs hanging from the rafters, no hollyhocks and roses … Continue reading

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BINNERS.

CLAYBURY HOSPITAL Shortly after leaving Goldsmiths’ College back in the late ‘60s and whilst awaiting creative and commercial success with what our agency touted as ‘South-East London’s First Flower-Power Band’, I took a job in the laundry at Claybury Psychiatric … Continue reading

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THE WAY THINGS ARE

We are informed that digitisation will, ultimately, replace every function currently managed by human agency. We will be counselled by robots; automated doctors will diagnose and prescribe; classroom learning will be directed by a disembodied electronic presence; all vehicular transport … Continue reading

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