“I lived principally in the country as a girl and passed a considerable time in Scotland. I made occasional visits to the more picturesque parts; but my habitual residence was on the blank and dreary northern shores of the Tay, near Dundee. Blank and dreary on retrospection I call them; they were not so to […]
Tag: Episode 5
“A classic is the term given to any book which comes to represent the whole universe, a book on a par with ancient talismans.” Italo Calvino, Why Read the Classics? Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Shehanne Moore from Dundee Scotland, and David Astor from Montclair, New Jersey have joined […]
Elisabeth Van Der Meer & Dave Astor on Why Should We Read The Books We Do Not Want to Read
Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. This is a Christmas retrospective conversation that occurred during the December holiday season. Frances, Sarah and I never had time to make this cake, but the story is a profound reminder that traditions keep our families and communities focused on the things that matter […]
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