September 27th, 2019

politics

My tweets

  • Thu, 12:02: RT @afpfr: L'ancien président de la République Jacques Chirac est mort ce jeudi matin à l'âge de 86 ans, a annoncé son gendre Frédéric Sala…
  • Thu, 12:56: RT @IsabelHardman: Genuinely quite shocked by Boris Johnson describing as 'humbug' Paula Sheriff's complaint about his language in which sh…
  • Thu, 13:30: RT @nick_gutteridge: 1/ EU officials and diplomats were dismayed by last night's furore in Parliament, and events in general over the past…
  • Thu, 15:06: RT @UKPoliticalNews: About to start an internal briefing for colleagues in DC, Berlin, Paris & Brussels on the current state of #Brexit and…
  • Thu, 16:05: RT @nickjbarlow: With the caveat that precise seat calculations from current polls aren't much more than random number generators, those sp…
  • Thu, 16:11: RT @ellieelizaa: I rarely actually tweet, especially about politics - am more of the silent retweeter - but after the chilling scenes in Pa…
  • Thu, 16:12: MEPs reject Romanian and Hungarian nominees for European Commission https://t.co/Qj9Q4IBUcH Big news.
  • Thu, 17:11: RT @nicktolhurst: 1/ A thread on the Jennifer Arcuri & Boris Johnson story & why it’s a bigger scandal than you think. Where to start? T…
  • Thu, 18:54: Anthropological Studies of Religion: An Introductory Text, by Brian Morris https://t.co/93SstNQQXj
  • Thu, 18:55: RT @unamccormack: My first fiction sale was a short story to @dwmtweets, issue #197, in 1993. I was 21. https://t.co/4wWhzTVBVa
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earthsea

How To Be Both, by Ali Smith

Second paragraph of third section, 21st century:
Cossa, George said.
Second paragraph of third section, 15th century:
Now, he said. This cup here has the Water of Forgetting in it. This cup here has the Water of Remembering. First you drink this. Then you wait a little. Then you drink the other.
One of those prize-winning books from a few years back that I have only now got around to reading. Not a lot to say about it, except that I enjoyed it. It comes in two halves, one about a girl in contemporary Cambridge whose mother has recently died, and who has become obsessed with the portrait of Saint Vincent Ferrer by Francesco del Cossa, and the other about del Cossa who turns out (in this narrative) to have been a woman passing as a man in Renaissance Italy. The two stories echo into each other, and it was a satisfying read. You can get it here.

This was my top unread book acquired in 2018. Next on that pile is Normal People, by Sally Rooney.