Author Archives: James J. Conway
A selection of beach reads – only some of them ironically so!
Writer Franziska zu Reventlow and a warning about heedless nationalism on the 150th anniversary of her birth
A selection of works with which to while away your second or third lockdown.
Dear friends – colour and light from my home to yours. I wish you a peaceful, happy, healthy solstice. Thanks for sticking with the erratic publishing schedule, and here’s to what can only be a better 2021.
Books to remember from a year you probably want to forget
The legend begins … and ends. The Bavarian king left questions throughout his life, but particularly at its extremities.
Quite possibly the craziest story about Weimar Germany you’ve never heard
The writer and artist appears at the Bauhaus in Weimar, 100 years ago today
In which we visit Rogomelec and Sealand, the castle of truth and a fern-loved gully
… in which we head further afield and meet Peter Altenberg and some other folk, but honestly, it’s mainly Peter Altenberg.
“We are both monarch and victim in a gothic simulation illuminated by sombre flashes of sardonic rhetoric.” Which is nice.
From clean-lined architects to Dirty Helen Cromwell the potty-mouthed barkeep – let us join hands and make contact with the fabulous.
… in which we scour the old town for old friends