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16 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 16 January 2010 in Diary |

The third day of the fourth test match against South Africa started with the home side being 215 for 2, against England’s abysmal 180 all out yesterday. Our captain,  Strauss, was out first ball which  rather set the tone for the rest of the innings. Then, there was the added complication of the South African […]

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21 November 2009

Posted by DMC on 21 November 2009 in Diary |

To while away the journey to London, yesterday,  I started a new book that my good friend, Dr. Michael Long had sent to me – Tuesdays with Morrie – I finished it this morning. At first sight a strange choice as it charts the death, through MND, of an old professor, the medical side albeit […]

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7 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 7 October 2009 in Diary |

This evening I finished another long Chinese novel – The Brothers by Yu Hua – a strange story apparently shortlisted for the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize. Described on the dust cover as a highly spirited comedy of society running amok in modern China, which follows two brothers riding the dizzying rollercoaster of life in […]

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