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June 20, 2018 Susan Elkin

Of flowers and men

John Steinbeck’s heart-wrenching novella Of Mice and Men (1937) must, in recent years, have become one of the most widely read stories...

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...

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