My life, March - October.
I have real news to talk about, but for now let me just say this: I spent a lot of time on British trains last week, reading
a) this book which I strongly recommend to anyone who reads German - it's your neighbourhood, it had an impact on all of our lives, we should know about it and it's one of the best books that I've read on South Eastern Europe,
and b) the review section of the Guardian where I came upon this article about a new sort-of-biography of the Mann dynasty. If ever there was a book that was designed to appeal to me, this is it.