Month: October 2013

Missing Work

It’s sixteen months since I retired and for the first time I’m feeling a little ache when I think about the job I held for 27 years. I wouldn’t actually like to suddenly be back at my former workplace so… Read More ›

What would we say to Elizabeth Bennet?

In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet criticizes rich, well-connected Lady Anne De Bourgh because she is a person with “little conversation.” In Jane Austen’s day, conversation was an art form, in the same category as music or painting Those long… Read More ›