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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They may rail at this life – from the hour I began it
In Mercury’s star, where each moment can bring them
In that star of the west, by whose shadowy splendour,
As for those chilly orbs on the verge of creation,