Farewells and New Beginnings

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What a weekend – on Friday afternoon I travelled down to Wittersham in Kent to deliver the eulogy at my old friend, Donald Sinden’s funeral.  Of course it was packed out. Sir Patrick Stewart read a lesson, and Dame Judi Dench’s rendering of Prospero’s speech from The Tempest, reminded everyone why she is so universally respected as one of the … Read More

A Tour of Bones by Denise Inge

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Over the weekend I read a remarkable book, A Tour of Bones, by Denise Inge. Denise sadly died of inoperable sarcoma when she was only 51, but managed to put together this beautifully written book on the reflection of mortality. The book’s subjet is not one which would make you rush to the nearest bookshop, as the main theme is … Read More

Sharjah International Book Fair

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Jeffrey will be speaking at the Sharjah International Book Fair on 6 November – log on to their website for more details.