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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...

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