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  September is sitting in a lounge chair outside on the terrace, a cup of tea at hand, captivated, of all things, by a 1968 East German novel about a teacher. Isla jumps on my lap and curls up there, … Continue reading

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Things that happen at night

The other night, I heard cat screaming in the garden and rushed outside to make sure Charlie was ok. (She tends to draw the short stick in fights — she’s just too nice.) In my rush to get down two … Continue reading

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Tiny miracle

I was doing something in the garden when I suddenly felt something in my hand. Not a bit of dirt, as I first thought, but a tiny perfect shell: Amazingly, it turned out to be someone’s tiny perfect home: Ain’t … Continue reading

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