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April 1992

Thursday April 2, Paris           France waits for a new Prime Minister. Edith Cresson is assumed to have tendered her resignation but there’s no announcement of her successor. Libération expresses the impatience with the headline:Continue reading “April 1992”

January 1992

Thursday January 2, Paris           Le Bourget, grey dawn: factories with saw-tooth roofs and windowless walls all along the track, railway wires, pylons, stationary vehicles. The name ‘BABCOCK’ in man-high letters over the cornice ofContinue reading “January 1992”

October 1991

Saturday October 5, Paris           The dominant tense of Pepys’ diary is the preterit. Many diarists, myself included, often use the narrative present for greater immediacy. Only people who are pretending to be diarists, writingContinue reading “October 1991”

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