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July 17, 2018 Susan Elkin

Cosi fan tutte (Susan Elkin reviews)

Dulwich Opera Company This rather elegant, intelligent Cosi is a good example of what can be achieved with six singers, a pianist...

July 11, 2018 Susan Elkin

The wrong end of the stick

When someone can process only part of what is said, normal conversation becomes impossible. The sort of casual remarks which human beings...

July 4, 2018 Susan Elkin

O! Let me not be mad

One of the hardest things I now have to deal with is My Loved One’s delusions – yet another thing which people...

June 27, 2018 Susan Elkin

The things people say

I adapted surprisingly quickly to saying firmly “My husband has Alzheimer’s” to anyone who needs to know – and that’s most people...

June 21, 2018 Susan Elkin

Pain by Susan Elkin

Thick black flaps Ragged, jagged, tear about my head Wrenching me apart. I am blinded, deafened and made speechless By the biting,...

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...

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