Here. More titbits from the (British) National Sound Archive’s collection: an East London priest who went to college in Spain between wars, interview with Ted Smallbone, a Civil War volunteer from Birmingham, in the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust collection, the extraordinary story of Miriam Stanton’s travels in the 1930s and 1940s. Unfortunately late 1920s recordings of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, one with Casals and Thibaud, are unavailable to expats.
- We are the best than the rest
Box, what box? Is it a comparasuperlative or what?
- Carmen de España
A not particularly serious assault on Prosper Mérimée.
- Children’s Crusade quote of the day
Plus Gogol topsy-turvy.
- Truffle kerfuffle
From Ibn ‘AbdÅ«n’s rulebook for Seville market, translated by Bernard Lewis: “Truffles should not be sold around the mosque, for this
- Miss Hurd strikes again
An Italian libertarian tells me that she and some friends booked to Burning Man were surprised to land in Solihull. Refugees