Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Friday, 1 June 2007

Fashion Palaces at the Amsterdam Historical Museum

Nice exhibition, mainly worth visiting for the extraordinary interviews with ancient fashionistas van eigen bodem.

Loitering at the Speakeasy

Spent Thursday evening at the Speakeasy, a monthly literary gathering organised by the very wonderful Words in Here at the English Bookshop. Great craic with Laura, Karen and Megan; Kai is back from Verweggistan; Robert is about to embark on a PhD somewhere in the States.

In a quiet moment, I glanced over my shoulder and espied my translation of Aletta Jacobs’ Herinneringen, resplendent on the central display area. Jacobs was Holland’s equivalent to Emmeline Pankhurst and Susan B. Anthony, and a Thoroughly Good Thing. As this edition was originally brought out more than ten years ago, I am quite delighted to see that it’s still in print!