Monthly Archives: July 2015

The saint’s orchids

At the end of July every year we head to Anglesey (north Wales) for a week’s holiday with P’s family. This year I was on a mission: I wanted to spot some wild orchids. I knew there were there. P’s … Continue reading

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The snake-goddess, the satyr and the parturient: Jean Chièze’s Hippocratic illustrations

Sites like Ebay have make it incredibly easy to buy antiques and antiquarian books. But the best way to find antiques remains flea markets. These have always been one of my father’s passion. I remember going to flea-markets in Brussels … Continue reading

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