In Memoriam

‘The Conjugial Angel’ is the title of the second novella in A. S. Byatt’s diptych published as ‘Angels & Insects’ that I featured recently. I finished reading this one today. The link between the two shorter works is the treatment of Victorian obsessions. Using the medium of a dramatic séance ‘The Conjugial Angel’ takes usContinue reading “In Memoriam”

The Knocker

Soon after 6 a.m., reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’, there he was, the blackbird, ‘rapping, rapping, at my’ office window. This went on for hours this morning. Jackie is quite worried about the poor creature. Let’s hope he gets fixed up with a mate soon. When preparing for the fray he perches onContinue reading “The Knocker”