Monthly Archives: June 2009

Antonio Forcellino: Michelangelo. A Turbulent Life

When I recently met Antonio Forcellino in Rome he told me about this 3-part documentary. If you skip the toe-curlingly melodramatic intro to Chapter 1 – i.e. the first minute or so (just slide the cursor along to 1.15) – … Continue reading

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George Eliot and the Orange Prize

There was a fascinating programme on radio this morning about George Eliot’s new biography by Brenda Maddox, with interviews with Brenda and also with the historian and biographer Kathryn Hughes – whose own (better biography?) George Eliot: the Last Victorian … Continue reading

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