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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

BOOKS: Le Fusil de Chasse - Yasushi Inoué

Le Fusil de Chasse - Yasushi Inoué

A small masterpiece both threatening and tender - a tragic love triangle, different versions, told by those affected. 

Translated into English as The Hunting Gun

Friday, 10 April 2015

BOOKS: The Legend of the Holy Drinker


A novella by Joseph Roth (see my entry 28/08/2013) The Legend of the Holy Drinker – superb so well written you will forgive all drunks.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

TRAVEL: New Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb, restored by the 
Aga Khan Trust for Culture.


The ONLY hotel to stay in New Delhi – The Lodhi predominates – luxury, civility prevails, each room has a swimming pool. 

Food – delicious!


Run by the charming New Zealander ex-diplomat Robyn Bickford who previously ran the delectable Amanbagh (see my entry 25/01/2013)

The Lodhi makes other Delhi Hotels look ‘old hat’!

A shopaholic's dream in New Delhi !
Two sources, new to me for 2015.

For Lucknow embroidered Kurtas Lal Behari Tandon - Classic white, some with all over embroidery, smart wear in the Med or the Caribbean or as nightshirts.

Shawls and scarves from Kashmir – a handicraft industry that needs ever-more support making beautiful cashmere (pashmina) shawls in wonderful designs from Kashmir Loom Company - & best is at 21 Basement, Nizamuddin, Delhi 110013

BOOKS: The Looming Tower