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Tagged With: The Hare with the Amber Eyes

Wolfson Centre for Life Writing – Conference 20-22 September 2013

Notes from the conference organised by the Wolfson Centre for Life Writing, held at Wolfson College, Oxford, 20-22 September. I was disappointed that the organisers and presenters did not provide synopses of the papers presented, and there are are no plans to publish collectively. However, two of the three plenary lectures, one of the two … Continue reading »

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How tactful do you have to be in family history?

I recently heard a talk on ‘tact’ by Edmund de Waal, ceramicist and author of the best-selling and prizewinning family history The Hare with the Amber Eyes. De Waal pointed out that the word ‘tact’ comes from the Latin tactus, touch (hence tactile) – a connection I had never made before. According to the OED, … Continue reading »

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