Saturday, August 09, 2008

A snake in the garden

Terry Glavin does the great service of drawing our attention to the George Orwell's new 'blog', which begins today.

The organisers of the Orwell Prize will be posting entries from Orwell's diaries 70 years to the day after they were written.

It starts off well, with a brief entry in which Orwell catches a snake. Not least since he uses the phrase 'herbaceous border' -- a favourite expression in this here household -- it makes for a charming start to what should be a fascinating series.

And speaking of herbaceous borders...

'Another Sunny Day,' Belle and Sebastian

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