“We John Wilsons, we can be busy little beavers when we need to be” ~ Novelist-Composer Anthony Burgess (Dick Cavett, ABC-TV 1971)

Anthony Burgess, my Number One Language Guy, was on Dick Cavett’s talk show late one evening during my first year at music school. The host had brought up the oft-told story of how Burgess, when in his 40s, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told he would be dead in a year; consequently he returned home to England (he’d been in the civil service in Brunei) and was seized by a mania of writing that resulted in his completing a half dozen…

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Memoirist. Musicologist. Retired movie actress. I write about US-UK movies / books / music / radio+tv / culture. Writer's diary at https://ko-fi.com/cantara.

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Cantara Christopher

Cantara Christopher

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Memoirist. Musicologist. Retired movie actress. I write about US-UK movies / books / music / radio+tv / culture. Writer's diary at https://ko-fi.com/cantara.