Neil Rathmell – writer

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Tag Archives: William Golding

Pincher Martin

Disasters affecting large numbers of people are often said to be of biblical proportions. Disasters in the lives of individuals, on the other hand, are usually called tragedies, the frame … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

A poem by Charles Causley

Why do you turn your head, Susanna, And why do you swim your eye? It’s only the children on Bellman Street Calling, ‘A penny for the guy!’ The underlying theme … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary, 18 December 2013

Edward Luttwak begins his review of The Bombing War: Europe 1939-45 by Richard Overy (London Review of Books, 21 November 2013) with an extract from the report of the police … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · Leave a comment