Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Decline and fall of civilisation, young people today etc etc

I’m not in a strong position to complain, since I benefit from sources of cheap second-hand books, but I found this rather depressing:

Houston Public Library discard

Especially since it was stamped on this:

Naguib Mahfouz Children of the Alley

at a time when you would think that a richer understanding of Middle Eastern culture might, y’know, be useful.

Just thinkin’.

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