Iced rowan berries

A recent cold snap has brought to mind one of the many evocative passages in Doctor Zhivago. With his artist’s eye for nature and his poet’s ear for cadence, Boris Pasternak writes memorable descriptions of the Russian landscape. Here is a detail from Book Two, Part Twelve.  Continue reading Iced rowan berries


Doctor Zhivago lives on!

It is 45 years since David Lean’s film of Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago captivated – and perhaps transformed – the lives of countless adolescents. Who cannot recall the snowy landscapes and romantic imagery? Who cannot hum “Lara’s Theme”? Continue reading Doctor Zhivago lives on!