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They Who Surround

  The story my grandfather told of how he and my grandmother would walk further and further into the woods, until she asked to be...

My London

  Tristram Fane Saunders is a poet, journalist and director. His most recent chapbook, Postcards from Sulpicia (Tapsalteerie, 2015), is an illustrated translation of the...

Auerbach’s Intimitable Magic

  When Frank Auerbach first came to public notice – emerged rather than burst – in the 1950s he was noted as a “British Expressionist”...

The Noise of Time

  In keeping with the current vogue for entwining fact and fiction, Julian Barnes’s latest novel is a fictionalised account of Dmitri Shostakovich’s un-easy relations...


Little hole little well of dark staining the lacquer of my tooth little confessor coming close and coming close why are you pursuing me interrogator of the nerve in its...

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