Monthly Archives: February 2012

Centenary

And today is the actual birthday of LD. Only in Shangri-la would one wish anyone to reach 100, and I don’t suppose a telegram from Her Majesty would mean much to the exile in Sommieres, but I will raise a … Continue reading

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Gorgeous podcast

Radio Gorgeous (wonderful name) have put up their podcast of the interview I did on Valentine’s Day, though it’s debatable whether Amateurs is the ideal Valentine’s read. And today the Sunday Express has published a two page article about the … Continue reading

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Pretentious?

‘Pretentious’ is a word that’s cropped up more than once in recent remarks about LD’s oeuvre, causing understandable annoyance to his admirers, who try to refute the accusation. More useful, perhaps, would be to reclaim the word. I’m reading – … Continue reading

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The Scotsman

I’ve just found an excellent review of Amateurs in the Scotsman, Sunday 12th Feb. Excellent not so much because it is appreciative, though that obviously helps, but because it recognizes what the book tries to stress – rather than focussing … Continue reading

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Handknits

I love the different insights friends and readers bring. A friend who used to have a knitwear business has spotted that Nancy is wearing a handknit in the photo on the front of the book. I wouldn’t have noticed that … Continue reading

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