Just as almost every parish church in Britain has remembrances of the First World War, many of them contain objects that recall another momentous episode in our history: the British Empire.
Base camp: Russell Square. The Tartan Army has taken control of the area and hoisted its flags. Detergent has been added to the fountain, footballs are being kicked randomly about and the banter and beer are flowing.
Human beings can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. (‘Him with His Foot in His Mouth’ – Saul Bellow)
She was sitting on a bench in the churchyard of St Mary-le-Bow, muttering at the pigeons, swaddled in layers of clothing (it was a cold day). I said, ‘Excuse me’ a couple of times but she ignored me.