Woke up to a could-be-worse movie about her and Hemingway this morning - sadly, it is also the most common result when you run a search for the lady on YouTube. The great Martha Gellhorn is high on my list of Women I Want to be Like When I Grow Up. With a tremendous amount … Continue reading The Other Martha
I've always had a soft spot for the stern. They have the discipline I lack, they're objective where I'm soppy - and they may not smile much, but will always tell it like it is. My favourite teachers at school and university were the ones that, even though I dreaded their grading pen, always made … Continue reading What would Granny Weatherwax do?
The Entomologist's Dream, Edmund Dulac, 1909