What My Lady Did

What My Lady Did

I suppose, on balance, it may be considered a good thing that I rarely got the chance to  watch films or TV shows before last Spring: it means there’s been something to do and something to talk about in the absence of all those things I used to do and talk about. One...
Sherlock is NOT a girl’s name

Sherlock is NOT a girl’s name

Reflecting its 19th century origins, Sherlock is a story primarily about men: a strong, central male character teams up with a strong, faithful (male) best friend to defeat a series of villains, most of whom happen to be male. It’s also, incidentally, an extremely...
The Bach Fallacy

The Bach Fallacy

Let’s get one thing clear: I like Bach. Really, I do. I haven’t played music properly in a long time but this morning over breakfast, the host where I’m staying mentioned they had a grand piano and invited me to play. It seemed a good idea – I wasn’t yet focused...