Sunday 26th April. The Coronet Diaries.

That no hogs, dogs or cats or tame pigeons or ponies be suffered to be kept within any part of the city…And the owner be punished…And that the dogs be killed by the dog killers appointed for that purpose. (Journal of the Plague Year. Defoe. Almost my worst nightmare). Defoe records the fact that the [...]

Consolations of Proust

Photograph by John Haynes 2007 Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces. Proust. Too many people have written knowledgeably on Proust for me to want to do any more than make idiosyncratic notes. 1) How I came to read Proust: My husband, John began to [...]