Paraskevidekatriaphobia

On Friday 13 November 1868, the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini died from pneumonia at his country house in Passy.  Possibly an unremarkable event if, like me, you are fairly indifferent to Italian opera.  But it Read More …

Going Back to School

This week I went back to school.  After a gap of nearly 27 years, at 7.30am on Monday morning, I found myself back in the Chapel at Cranleigh Prep School.   Anyone who reads this blog on Read More …