Tuesday 21st April.The Coronet Diaries.

LAUREN BACALL IN 'SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH' 1985 (photo John Haynes) I have not succeeded in finding the metaphysical quote about 'owning your face' that precedes George Orwell's. My horn-playing, croissant baking, child training, civil servant, Rapunzel emailed me in the night to volunteer the reference below about character and the middle-aged face. I shall [...]

Quotes/Word of the week.

  Antiquarian shop in Paris, John Haynes C 2008 WORD OF THE WEEK:  Lambent  (Latin lambent, lambens, present participle of lambere to lick) Tongue of fire; 1647, Softly radiant 1717, Eyes with interior light,1867, (SOED).  Exhibiting lightness or brilliance of wit; clever or witty without unkindness. (Word, net, web, Princetown.)                         [...]