Category Archives: Quidnunc: The QR Blog

Regular blog posts

Mission to Kabul, a Footnote in Weltpolitik

  Mission to Kabul: a Footnote in Weltpolitik Stoddard Martin discerns a curious continuity in German foreign policy The Kaiser’s Mission to Kabul: A Secret Expedition to Afghanistan in World War 1, Jules Stewart, I. B. Tauris, London, 2014, HB, … Continue reading

Posted in Quidnunc: The QR Blog | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Endnotes STUART MILLSON

ENDNOTES, September 2014 In this edition: a report from the Proms: William Mathias and Elgar, and composers of the Great War  * Coronation music from Somm Records  * Classic Sibelius from Iceland. For conductor Mark Wigglesworth, Sir Edward Elgar’s First … Continue reading

Posted in Quidnunc: The QR Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EpiQR – River Grille, Bristol EM MARSHALL-LUCK

EM MARSHALL-LUCK River Grille Prince Street, Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QF Situated in the smart and shiny yet austerely façaded Bristol Hotel, the River Grille restaurant faces out on the other side from the gritty main road, overlooking the river … Continue reading

Posted in Quidnunc: The QR Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

‘The prison house of language’? LIAM GUILAR

‘THE PRISON HOUSE OF LANGUAGE’?   Midwinter, Wessex, eight seven eight AD. Metalled men, fur wrapped, steaming still to watch the hawk strike, then urge their shaggy ponies through the snow. Guthrum, refusing a verb’s negation, approaches an unexpected victory. … Continue reading

Posted in Quidnunc: The QR Blog | Leave a comment

Arthur Seaton Approaches Eighty BILL HARTLEY

Arthur Seaton Approaches Eighty Bill Hartley contemplates the decline of a once fractious class Arthur Seaton would be close to eighty by now, that is if he’d survived so long. The Angry Young Man of Alan Sillitoe’s 1958 novel Saturday … Continue reading

Posted in Quidnunc: The QR Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Masada on Mount Sinjar ILANA MERCER

Masada on Mount Sinjar ILANA MERCER wonders why no-one is helping the Yazidis The year was A.D. 70. Jerusalem had been sacked, the Temple destroyed. In revolt against the Romans, the Jewish Zealots fled to Masada, a fortress “located atop … Continue reading

Posted in Quidnunc: The QR Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Belle – slave to ideological fashion ROBERT HENDERSON

Belle – slave to ideological fashion Director Amma Asante ROBERT HENDERSON This is a straightforward propaganda film in the politically correct interest, the particular interest being that of racial prejudice and slavery. It is the latest in a slew of … Continue reading

Posted in Quidnunc: The QR Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Robbing Peter to pay Pedro ILANA MERCER

Robbing Peter to pay Pedro ILANA MERCER fingers the immigration hucksters When it comes to the vexation of immigration, the goalposts have shifted in mere weeks. Overnight the barking fest on TV has turned from how much immigration and amnesty … Continue reading

Posted in Quidnunc: The QR Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Endnotes STUART MILLSON

ENDNOTES STUART MILLSON In this edition: Debussy, Delius and Ravel from Midori Komachi  *  Ritual dances and processions by Joaquin Turina  *  Sir William Walton on Chandos  *  English song on Romney Marsh Midori Komachi, violinist, is a highly-ambitious and … Continue reading

Posted in Quidnunc: The QR Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bernard’s razor HENRY HOPWOOD-PHILLIPS

Bernard’s razor Essays and Reviews 1959-2002 Bernard Williams, University Press Group, 2014, £24.95 HENRY HOPWOOD-PHILLIPS finds a digest of decades-old asides and insights surprisingly to his taste A book of over 400 pages of radios talks, public lecture notes, journalism … Continue reading

Posted in Quidnunc: The QR Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment