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Death, the British way

Spent a delightful hour a few days ago learning how The Economist obituaries get chosen, researched & written. Ann Wroe, who writers them, talked about a few favorites, such as Tama Chan, a cat-stationmaster in Japan who saved her railway line. (It's behind a paywall but here's the link in case you are a subscriber.) Next up with TE: a conversation between TE editor Zanny Minton Beddoes and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank. Then either a class on crows or the Book of Kells. Maybe both! Suddenly I feel engaged, or am trying to, cuz like most of us, I have been hitting the pandemic wall & it's left me cranky, childish, exhausted...

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