Stephen is a born noticer and an attentive listener. He is also someone who can take himself and his experiences with immense seriousness and then, a few pages later, put on an ironic disposition, as though his own very thoughts and the sufferings he endured were made to be fictionalised. (The earlier version of the book was called “Stephen Hero”.) In A Portrait, there is a constant and nourishing conflict going on between the artist and the young man, the artist concerned with style and texture and the refraction of experience, the young man with registering what he saw and remembered, how he grew. … [Read more...] about Colm Tóibín: James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist, 100 years on
40 year in weeks
She said the firm has the ability to move water around its grid network to fulfil demand, but she also asked household to help conserve supplies. The firm has asked its three million households to voluntarily cut their water usage, urging people to turn the taps off when brushing their teeth. … [Read more...] about Britain braces for hottest day of year with temperatures set to hit 82F – so will people REALLY wait until Monday to meet up for barbecues?
THE 100 LOCKDOWN MURDERS ACROSS BRITAIN OVER THE PAST TEN WEEKS NAME AGE DATE LOCATION 1 Xiangyu Li 26 Mar-24 Sheffield 2 Craig Parker 45 Mar-25 Bristol 3 Kelly Stewart 41 Mar-26 Plaistow, London 4 Callum Hill 22 Mar-26 Callington, Cornwall 5 Ruth Williams 67 Mar-28 Cwmbran, South Wales 6 Caroline Walker 50 Mar-29 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 7 Katie Walker 24 Mar-29 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 8 Victoria Woodhall 33 Mar-29 Barnsley, South Yorkshire 9 Kelly Fitzgibbons 40 Mar-29 Woodmancote, West Sussex 10 Ava Needham 4 Mar-29 Woodmancote, West Sussex 11 Lexi Needham 2 Mar-29 Woodmancote, West Sussex 12 Zobaidah Salangy 28 Mar-29 Bromsgrove, West Midlands 13 Elizabeth Dobbin 82 Mar-30 Larne, Northern Ireland 14 Tomas Macionis 35 Mar-31 Walthamstow, London 15 Pavandeep Daudher 19 Mar-31 Coventry, West Midlands 16 Sonia Calvi 56 Apr-01 Stockwell, London 17 Edgar Daza 59 Apr-01 Stockwell, London 18 Stafford Garner 46 Apr-02 Barnsley, South … [Read more...] about UK’s lockdown murder toll hits 100 with ten in the past week – as expert says grim tally is fuelled by soaring number of domestic attacks
George Morgan-Grenville, chief executive of tour operator Red Savannah, said: “The quarantine plans are poorly thought-out, wholly detrimental to industry recovery and are more or less unworkable. … [Read more...] about Britain’s 14-day quarantine for travellers will cost UK economy £650million a WEEK, expert says
Temptations: 'And [I'm] trying to avoid the sugar and junk food, which is going to be hard after the holidays I've just had but I'm going to do it!' she told fans … [Read more...] about Rebel Wilson shows off her impressive weight loss while lip synching to Britney Spears in TikTok video after working out SIX days a week