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Castles In The Air: Don McLean

And if she asks you why you can tell her that I told you That I’m tired of Castles in the Air I’ve got a dream I want the world to share in castle walls Just leave me to despair … Continue reading

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Middle Age: Alan Coren

Middle is a dispiritingly practical age. There is a tendency to sift through unfulfilled dreams and begin chucking out the wilder ones. Alan Coren (1938-2007) Seems Like Old Times (1989) The image is copyright: agsandrew via Shutterstock

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The Iron Whim Of A Woman: Jan Morris

Ibn Batuta, the best travelled man in the world, describes the ‘country of Tawalisi’, a place otherwise unknown to geography, in which he met a princess of warlike tastes, who commanded a corps of amazons and often engaged in single … Continue reading

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Castles In The Air: Saki

She had built herself a castle of hopes, and it had not been a castle in Spain, but a structure well on the probable side of the Pyrenees. There had been a solid foundation on which to build…she sat down … Continue reading

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