Nimra, a mother cat in Jordan, has adopted seven orphaned baby chicks and is looking after them alongside her own kittens. The Times has the full story. How cute? Too cute. I hope she isn't just fattening them up for future reference.
Words for, with and about music. Libretto for 'Silver Birch', Roxanna Panufnik's opera for Garsington 2017 ("powerful and poetic" - The Times). Latest novel 'Ghost Variations', based on the Schumann Violin Concerto's 1930s rediscovery ("Thrilling" - John Suchet). Next novel: 'Odette', out for Christmas 2018. New projects include narrated concert 'Being Mrs Bach', AFCM Townsville, Australia, 1 Aug 2018, words for a new choral commission for Roxanna Panufnik and a youth opera for Garsington 2019 with composer Paul Fincham. Classical music journalist/critic for 28 years and still doing it.
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