Under the Eye of the Clock by Christopher Nolan

I caught this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing In his ecstacy! Then off, off forth on swing, As a skate’s heel sweeps smooth on a … More Under the Eye of the Clock by Christopher Nolan

Matisse the Master – A Life of Henri Matisse: Volume 2, 1909-1954 by Hilary Spurling

You might remember Matisse (and others) hitting the headlines in November with the discovery of a hoard of Nazi-confiscated artworks.  At the time I was already reading this biography, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year award in 2005. It was a difficult book to settle into and not because eight years and several … More Matisse the Master – A Life of Henri Matisse: Volume 2, 1909-1954 by Hilary Spurling