Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

The girl with the violin

I saw this card after reading Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach and was reminded of the final page;

“When he thought of her, it rather amazed him, that he had let that girl with her violin go.

Now, of course, he saw that her self-effacing proposal was quite irrelevant.

All she had needed was the certainty of his love, and his reassurance that there was no hurry when a lifetime lay ahead of them.

Love and patience- if only he had had them both at once- would surely have seen them both through.”

July 8, 2018 Posted by | Deltiology, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Children’s books

“What we like about children’s books is our children’s pleasure in them, and this is less to do with literature and more to do with love”

The Daydreamer (1995) Ian McEwan

June 14, 2018 Posted by | Deltiology, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment