Falling in Love at Fifty-Two

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

This proved a difficult book to read: put down for a moment it was appropriated by someone else and thereafter continued to journey furtively about the house, pursued by frustrated readers. Treat it like a bar of chocolate or an unjustifiable cream bun and hide it until you have finished it. Since Penelope Lively’s Moon […]

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And, Er, That’s It

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Who are you? Where do we come from? These, in the world of Jostein Gaarder at any rate, are the central philosophical questions. Being in thrall to these questions, succumbing to their charm and feeling the depth of their unanswerability, is what, in Gaarder’s opinion, distinguishes the philosopher from the herd; where the herd sleep […]

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