All posts by Joseph Pearce

The Tortoise and the Hare-Brained

The tortoise in the classroom, taking notes slowly in time-honoured cursive script, beats the hare-brained student whose fingers dance at lightning speed on the keyboard of his laptop, transcribing every word of the teacher. Is this counter-intuitive of merely common sense? My latest article for the Imaginative Conservative addresses the question:

Siegfried Sassoon brings his goddaughter to the Faith

The revival in interest in the life and work of Siegfried Sassoon continues apace. Having paid tribute to his legacy in my own play, Death Comes for the War Poets, I’m delighted to learn of a new opera, inspired by his life. This renewed interest has led to a very interesting article in the UK’s Guardian about Sassoon’s friendship with his goddaughter and niece, a friendship which led to the latter’s conversion. Here’s the link: