Monthly Archives: December 2014

How to Live by Sarah Bakewell; A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer

Political assassinations, religious rebellions and civil war, this pragmatic Renaissance philosopher lived through them all, and in so doing practiced the art of living. Sarah Bakewell playfully adopts the Socratic method to investigate the life of Michel de Montaigne.  Using the … Continue reading

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The Curse

I am thirteen years old. I have just discovered blood in my underwear. I have heard the horror stories. I have witnessed the distress in the girls’ toilets. I know this is a curse. I know that now I should not touch pickles, wash … Continue reading

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