John Freeman

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Saturday, 22 August 2020

Finding Sicily in the Imagination

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Saturday, 4 July 2020

From Our House to Guest House

Travel back with me to a different world. Before cheap flights and packaged tours. When cars were few and money …

By John Freeman

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Making music again - an interview with Alexander Van Ingen of the Academy of Ancient Music

There is no substitute for live music and we are missing it. For the past three months performance venues have …

By John Freeman

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Freud on Netflix review - the thinker deserves better than this macabre mini-series

Sigmund Freud shares with Charles Darwin the distinction of having left a legacy which has insinuated itself into the cultural …

By John Freeman

Friday, 8 May 2020

Escaping the shadows - Cartier-Bresson in lockdown

On an upper wall of the staircase in our family house is a framed black and white photograph of a …

By John Freeman

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Travel: Where will we go when it's all over?

All of us in recent weeks have seen holiday travel plans disrupted or stalled. Not of the greatest importance in …

By John Freeman

Saturday, 18 April 2020

The Lives Of Houses – a peak behind the front doors of some of our favourite enigmatic literary figures

The Lives of Houses by Hermione Lee and Kate Kennedy (Princeton University Press) Most of us enjoy peeking into other …

By John Freeman

Friday, 10 April 2020

Dresden's long 20th century - a tale of three cities

This is a tale of three cities, or rather of one city at three stages in its history. The city …

By John Freeman

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Social distancing: will we ever hug and kiss again?

While working in Argentina I was once asked by some locals over lunch what I had most noticed about Argentines …

By John Freeman