Mostly Tomes

  Opening the pages of five books with a deeper perspective on life… . In my reading of War & Peace I discovered the best kept secret of the literary world. In all the reviews I have read not one person ever mentioned the main character becomes a freemason. Although I appreciate this is just one of…

Pushing the boat out

  During the 1930s Malcolm Muggeridge was a socialist and a journalist for a leading English national newspaper. After emigrating from England he went to live in the Soviet Union which attracted many left-leaning English intellectuals of the time who were convinced by inadequate socialist convictions. He soon came to realise that a culture based upon atheistic…

The Self

“…the self must always be a fiction until it recognises a dependency on truths beyond itself.”    An observation by Robin Kirkpatrick; from an introduction in the Penguin edition of Dante’s ‘Inferno’.       (Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this blog and/or photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner…

Beowulf’s Brexit

Starring: Nigel Farage: Beowulf Westminster’s political elite: Grendel (The Monster) The EU: Grendel’s Mother An English inscribed stone cross circa 7th century. So. The battle begins. Armies are gathering supporters. In London the monster (Grendel) has grown out of all proportion and threatens people throughout Great Britain. Until now all challengers have been smeared and…