Sikkim: Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom
The Key to the Kingdom
The school at the bottom of the garden
Hunger Mountain, by David Hinton
A small treasure come to light.
The Ultimate (??) Sourdough
Aware of the extreme difficulty of finding good bread in the UK, your breadhound set out, 5 years ago, to develop the ultimate sourdough. This is the result of his quest so far.
Galapagos (and other asides) by Kurt Vonnegut
‘One time, on his twenty-first birthday, one of my three adopted sons, who was about to leave for the Peace Corps in the Amazon Rain Forest, said to me, “You know–you’ve never hugged me.” So I hugged him. We hugged each other. It was like rolling around on a rug with a Great Dane we used to have.’
Alone in Berlin, by Hans Fallada
Some fates you hope to be spared ...
How do I find good bread?
A question with only one answer (broadly – but nonetheless exceptionally – speaking).
Parrot and Olivier in America
Peter Carey can write. This may be his best book
A quiet messiah who believed that humanity could be saved one person at a time
A post in which I struggle to identify this worrisome plant and ponder what should be done.