May 13, 2009
This BBC programme about Henry Purcell is available on line for the next couple of weeks. In it Charles Hazlewood claims that we know so little about the composer that we are not even sure how to pronounce his name. … Continue reading
July 14, 2008
Now for something completely different. In April, a French luxury yacht, the Ponant, with thirty crew members on board, was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf. The French government decided to pull out all the stops to mount a rescue. … Continue reading
October 11, 2006
This blog will be about language – mainly – with some references to genealogy and music. Maybe all three at once sometimes.