Mamet and Me: What I gained from David Mamet’s ‘On Directing Film’

My former professor would not be pleased if she turned over the pages of my copy of David Mamet’s On Directing Film (1991, Penguin, New York). In a conversation, during a walk to the English Faculty on a fine autumn day in 2014 in my first semester at University of Oxford she made it crystal … More Mamet and Me: What I gained from David Mamet’s ‘On Directing Film’

In the Footsteps of Mrs. Dalloway and Virginia Woolf’s Compassion

I have always enjoyed London Town. Now that I do not work in town, each time I travel from my home on the edge of the Greenbelt, into central London I feel quite excited.  I always fall in love with my birth city all over again especially when I go into the heart of her; … More In the Footsteps of Mrs. Dalloway and Virginia Woolf’s Compassion

Simple Pleasures

I love the vintage Olivetti advert I chose to accompany this little feature. The look of joy on the face of the girl in the illustration is the type of happy satisfaction I felt when I was a young girl of about nine or ten when I looked at my portable typewriter.  It was not a … More Simple Pleasures