Cider with Hardy

Thomas Hardy wished to be remembered as a poet, but most people know his novels best. His poems are some of the finest in the English language: imaginative, evocative, and redolent of lost summers. Continue reading Cider with Hardy

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Stan Laurel: Funnier than Keaton or Chaplin

At Christmas 1952 the inhabitants of a small village in the middle of England were surprised and delighted to discover two of the world’s best known comedians seated at the bar of their local pub. Laurel and Hardy were in another fine mess. Continue reading Stan Laurel: Funnier than Keaton or Chaplin