Print for Victory

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

In December 1940, as German bombs were falling on London, Virginia Woolf was reading ‘a very accurate detailed book’ about the Great Fire of London three centuries before. Like the country, Woolf was in a crisis this winter. ‘What is the phrase I always remember – or forget’, she wrote in her diary, and then […]

Memories of Dry Toast

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Reading this book is an extraordinary, pleasurable and subtly disquieting experience: familiar, even loved, scenes and episodes pass before your eyes in altered form; the people you thought you knew so well have changed their names. A young man of great sensibility one cold night dips a piece of dry toast in hot tea and […]

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