Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Segovia at the Alhambra/clearing out Thatcher

Being back in Manchester for a spell, I’ve sadly fallen straight back into my habit of flicking Radio 4 news on on my way to the kettle first thing. This morning, of course, was just a slew of sycophancy on the subject of Margaret Thatcher. The most they seem to be able to admit is that she was ‘divisive’, and this has to be followed up with more triumphalism/fawning by another aged Tory former minister trying to disguise their envy. The only option today was the ‘off’ switch, and this piece of utter beauty – a meeting of the sublime architecture of the Alhambra and Segovia’s enchanting guitar playing – to cleanse the mind and soul:

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