Conversational Labyrinths: Bernard Levin


I am quite capable of speaking, unprepared, a sentence containing anything up to forty subordinate clauses all embedded in their neighbours like those wooden Russian dolls, and many a native of these islands, speaking English as to the manner born, has followed me trustingly into the labyrinth only to perish miserably trying to find the way out.

Bernard Levin 1928-2004

In These Times 1988

The illustration is copyright: JoLin via Shutterstock

In a cruel unfolding of fate, Bernard Levin suffered from Alzheimer’s for many years before his death at the age of 75.

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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