MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the Red Devils But according to The Athletic, the striker had his heart set on Old Trafford and told United chief executive Ed Woodward and Solskjaer - who managed Haaland at Molde - he would sign for the club. … [Read more...] about Erling Haaland ‘told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he wanted Man Utd transfer’ before changing mind to join Dortmund
In the preface to his 1985 book Crying: The Mystery of Tears, William Frey, with whom Christle corresponds in The Crying Book, wrote that: “I hope this book will help place crying in its proper perspective as a normal human response to emotional stress.” Christie offers no such “proper perspective”, but as a selector of unusual, arresting details, she is exceptional. Everyone who reads her book will find something that stays with them, which for me turns out to be a line from the Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar’s Instructions for Crying, which I haven’t been able, or particularly wanted, to get out of my head: picture, he suggests, a patch of water “into which no one sails ever”. … [Read more...] about The Crying Book by Heather Christle review – why do we weep?
Lionel Messi placed the ball and all around the ground they watched, 98,299 pairs of eyes on him, waiting. Phones were held ready, the moment recorded from every angle and the shot absurd from all of them. In the directors’ box at the Camp Nou, the Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, turned to his companions. “This is going in for sure,” they agreed, and it did, bending past Liverpool’s wall and into the top corner beyond Alisson. He had done it again. “We live with a genius, but we live with genius as if it was normal,” Bartomeu says when reflecting on Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg win the following morning. … [Read more...] about Barcelona president relishes treating Lionel Messi’s genius as normal
From the Sanctuary we trudge over stiles and across fields caked in sticky mud. Guy explains that it’s the intention that separates a pilgrimage from a walk, “By calling your walk a pilgrimage and giving it intention, you walk with greater awareness.” The aim is to create a more profound respect and love for nature and our heritage. “It’s a way to give back to the land; it’s a two-way relationship”. … [Read more...] about Stone circles, silence and sanctuary: finding yourself on an Avebury pilgrimage
She said: "I led a perfectly normal life until Downton Abbey. I’m not kidding. I’d go to theatres, I’d go to galleries, things like that on my own. And now I can’t and that’s awful. The Fulham Road’s dodgy!” … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey movie ‘will be 84 year old Maggie Smith’s last appearance as Lady Violet Crawley’ – even if there is a sequel