Thursday, February 9, 2017
On the plane I've been re-reading Zara Steiners diplomatic history of Europe in the 20's and 30's. A story of politicians trying to deal with a world thrown into turmoil.
The author writes in a way that makes it clear she doesn't suffer fools gladly, or at all. All British government ministers should read the book but it seems there's a collective myopia that leads them to believe history holds no lessons .
Due to the length of the flight I even read the prologue . At the end of a long list of acknowledgements the final, almost hidden, sentence intrigues. The answer found on the fly leaf. Intriguingly, there's no full stop after 'omega' which is a happy little detail which flares like a star. It makes me smile through the turbulence.
The hotel reception areas have clearly not been designed in a minimalist manner. It is apparently a very French look although I can't remember France ever looking this pink.
This is cool :