John Freeman

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Saturday, 7 November 2020

Learn from Scandinavia's cool edge

As the sun starts to slip from view across Scandinavia and an icy cold winter advances its grip, it’s perhaps …

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Saturday, 24 October 2020

Wagner and so much more: in praise of Alex Ross

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Saturday, 10 October 2020

More Than an Aesthete: Harold Acton Revisited

Harold Mario Mitchell Acton, the son of Arthur Acton, was born in 1904. His father was an illegitimate offspring of …

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Saturday, 3 October 2020

The pain and pleasure of long books

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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