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Postcard from Ravello

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Down to Ravello for a few days to do nothing-very-much, after a busy stay in Naples (not a city we knew at all). For holiday entertainment — having speedily devoured Kate Atkinson’s immensely readable new Transcription, picked up at the airport — I’ve been reading Norman Lewis’s classic Naples ’44. No, entertainment is the wrong word. The wartime diary is wonderfully well written, and often wryly amusing. But too many scenes are cruel reminders of how fragile our social order can be. Which makes this reader all the more angry at the mad Brexiteers’ casual destructiveness. And there I was, promising myself a temporary holiday from fretting about all that … The post Postcard from Ravello appeared first on Logic Matters.

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