No doubt you came here out of idle curiosity from the
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Before you hastily return, you are welcome to look at the following.
About meWell, I daren't break the code of English reserve by saying too much.
Likes: peace and quiet, worm-eaten books, perpendicular Gothic, keyboard music, Lucca, deciduous trees, Victorian terraced housing, Japanese prints, poetry, and black-letter type.
Dislikes: bright sunshine, disposable drink cans (like the one spinning above), chewing gum (especially when spat onto pavements), malls, musak, unstitched paperbacks, cars, graffiti, mobile phones, intransitive use of the verb ‘to lay’ and misquotations.
Reasons for complacency: Winning the 2000 Tony Kent Strix award. In 1998 it went to Stephen Robertson, in 1999 to Donna Harman, and in 2001 to Peter Willett. And so on. I need hardly say that I am in the most august company here.
Favourite web page: Is probably Cathy Decker's British Women's Novels, which has influenced my reading a lot over the past few years.
The back garden: A very important place. To see a nice painting of the view into the conservatory from the garden patio, all you have to do (all!) is go to the web site of Frau Inga Dünkelberg-Niemann at www.inga.cx, go Weiter zur Galerie, then choose Stadt-Landschaften, and then England, and click on Die Teekanne (Ruths Garten).
An oil version of this picture now hangs on the dining room wall which is behind the dark inner window you can see in the centre of the image.
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