Category Archives: Memories

Dartington connection

Henry Moore’s Memorial Figure at Dartington is dedicated to Christopher Martin, a friend of my mother’s. Continue reading

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Fifty years of diary-keeping

I have kept a daily diary since fifty years ago today, 2 January 1969. Continue reading

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A Story for Mukti

On the late Barbara MacDonald’s 106th birthday I write about her daughter’s book of letters from her lover, Indian thespian Habib Tanvir. Continue reading

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A bit of Bayeux on Dartmoor

There is (or was) an extract of the Bayeux Tapestry, painted on the kitchen wall by Sylvia Sayer, at Old Middle Cator on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Inca’s centenary

Inca, my black labrador friend, is 100 years old. Continue reading

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Nancy Balfour, my spirited aunt

My aunt, Nancy Balfour, died 20 years ago on 29 August. Here are some memories. Continue reading

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Wanted: an all-round aide

Forty years ago today I started my first proper job, as secretary and all-round aide to author Charles Owen. Continue reading

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