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  • Memoirs of Samuel Pepys

    March 20, 2020 by

    Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II and James II comprising his diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev John Smith from the original shorthand, … 5 vols (London, 1828) My thoughts went to this work because of its coverage of the plague of 1665 –… Read more

  • Musical musings

    October 18, 2019 by

    At last week’s “listening lunch” we heard extracts from Voices by the sea: the story of the Aldeburgh Festival Choir, by Wilfred J. Wren. The story he tells of the development of the choral input to Benjamin Britten’s Aldeburgh Festival would strike a chord with anyone who has sung in a choir – issues of… Read more

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