October’s child

If April is the cruellest month, October is the most glorious and the true “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. The English poet Ted Hughes called it “marigold”. Continue reading

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“Cats” – no, not that one, the other one!

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is a delightful collection of poems by T. S. Eliot. Today, they are best known because of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, but composer Alan Rawsthorne and actor Robert Donat gave us an earlier, equally splendid version. Continue reading