Forster and English football
Chopin, a CD called Rondos and variations
played by Idil Biret. The current track is called
Variations brillantes. It seems an accurate title.
- E. M. Forster's
Well, how wrong I was. Clive Durham
didn’t work out at all. Sorry for the spoiler, but I have to
say that it wasn’t really a conventional romantic novel at all.
It did have a happy ending though. I liked it a lot. I think I
may even put it above Howard’s End in my Forster
A passage to India by, yes, you guessed
it, E. M. Forster. I’ve read Part I of this, and have liked it
a great deal so far. More on it as the story develops. I
wonder though what someone like Kipling made of this when it
came out. Apparently (according to the blurb on the back of the
book), this was Forster’s most successful novel and has sold in
The English football team won their group match against Germany 1-0 on
Saturday night. The fans went a-rioting in Charleroi (Belgium) and
around 500 of them were arrested. As I believe the Duke of Wellington
said of his army,
I don’t know what they do to the enemy, but
they scare the hell out of me. This country is bizarre; it
will serve them all right if the team does get kicked out of the
competition, as I heard the authorities have suggested.