Charles Cowling
  From Benjamin Black’s latest novel of suspense, Vengeance. The scene is a funeral: “The vicar droned, his eyes fixed dreamily on a corner of the sky above the trees, a hymn was raggedly sung, someone let fall a sob that sounded like a fox’s bark.”  
Charles Cowling
  Funeral yesterday of the Rev Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church. Apologies for the jumbled order — software sniggle.
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Richard Rawlinson Not Richard III this time but the remains of the woman believed to have inspired Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Lisa Gherardini. A dig at the now-derelict Convent of St Orsola in Florence is said to be getting close to discovering the buried remains of the
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
I was at a funeral for a much loved gentleman last week – he wasn’t into opera at all, but had heard Mozart on The Shawshank Redemption and loved it. He was a great believer in daring to dream. The whole room was surprised when we played an excerpt from the