High Fidelity*

“Do you know what this is, my lovely?” Seb says, gesturing at the television. “Ummmm,” I say.  There’s Vanessa Redgrave and Emma Thompson clad in Edwardian gear: long skirts, velvet hats, high-necked blouses.  It’s a period film but am not sure what. “It’s Howards End,” Seb says, sounding cheerful.  “This is the film that made […]

Suspicion*

“Still no foil?”  Brother says, opening the oven. “No, sorry, forgot,” I say.  We have run out of aluminium foil and had forgotten all about this fact. Marin Cilic and Viktor Troicki are warming up at Queens.  Brother is making a stir fry.   After supper, we start watching Hitchcock’s Suspicion.  Joan Fontaine – ‘Lina’ – […]