Tagged with silence

Trundling Over Bogeys

I am trying to wean myself off reading non fiction, but somehow I keep drifting back to it. I have just started reading ‘The Train in the Night’ by music journalist Nick Coleman, an account of him going deaf in one ear, and how he copes with it. Despite the subject matter, it is a … Continue reading

The Loud Creaking of Braces

The Loud Creaking of Braces

My latest book find is ‘Old World Places’ by Allan Fea, a mottled doorstop full of the author’s travels round the east of England and pictures of places long trampled in the name of progress. The author visits the village fo Somersby in mid Lincolnshire, home to Tennyson. It mentions an “artistic representation of a … Continue reading

The End of Silents

The End of Silents

My favourite musical has to be ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, for so many reasons, beyond the brilliant script and performances. It was the first musical to make any sense to me. Why would people just burst out singing? I’ve never seen anyone do it, so musicals were, like football and beer something that adults did … Continue reading