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June 13, 2018 Susan Elkin

Chins up, folks

The last couple of blogs have been a bit gloomy. One loyal reader told me that I reduced him to tears last...

June 6, 2018 Susan Elkin

Despair doesn’t help

Despite my hollow, personifying quips about the loathsome, invasive Ms Alzheimer’s – and the combative language widely used in the media –...

June 3, 2018 Susan Elkin

Playing for pleasure

I write a lot about the performing arts I watch other people engaging in. Last week, for a change, it was my...

May 30, 2018 Susan Elkin

But in battalions

Oh, Shakespeare. You knew a thing or two about human life, didn’t you? You (and Claudius) are spot on about sorrows, single-spies...

May 27, 2018 Susan Elkin

Making The Green One Red by Susan Elkin

I knocked on Arabella’s sticker-encrusted door. “Come on. It’s 7 o’clock,” I twittered, feeling inexplicably nervous. “Thompson will be calling us in...

May 25, 2018 Susan Elkin

Haydn: The Creation (Susan Elkin reviews)

Temple Church Choir, London, 24 May 2018 Temple Church, with its lofty fan faulting and intricate stained glass glinting in the early...

May 23, 2018 Susan Elkin

Tasks, errands and errors

So it’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Week. Well, yes please, we need plenty of that. I’ve also just spotted, in newspapers and on the...

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