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The Sun shines on Opera

I will always remember my first visit to Glyndebourne. It was a Sunday and I was the countertenor in Westminster Cathedral choir, so I...

On Europe

  This issue of our bi-monthly publication, The London Magazine, appears in the first week of June 2016. Less than three weeks later, on June...

‘William oure brother’: 23 April 1616

  A month before the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, I’m walk­ing along the banks of the Avon, the river running softly by my side....

My London

  This is the 16th article in our regular series 'My London'. I was born South of the river and spent my first eight years in...

To Listen

  We are listening to the last of the cicadas, In June we woke to their raucous applause, drowning the first cockcrow, the dogs’ bark. A raw euphoria,...

Ring of Brodgar

  Asking a blessing of stone. Nestled in a blaze, blue water and a cup of soft heathered hills, Orkney’s patchwork spread at her feet colours untangled by the sun. If I pace...

Mother’s Ruin

  Mother's Ruin won Third Prize in this year's TLM Short Story Competition.   ‘Galileo was the one who thought the earth went round the sun . . .’ Not...


Icarus won Second Prize in this year's Short Story Competition.   ‘That morning, I think, we were both within an inch of learning to fly, or at least...

The Tulips

  enter like a corps de ballet crimson and violet vivid as wax crayons. Heads held high in expectation they sense their moment is about to come. Arranged in a bourrée...

To Climb

  from Latin ascendere: to rise. Ah! – worn down Delos, you lie in the late sun, comatose. A million tourists have zoomed in with their ipads...

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