Reading progress update: I've read 242 out of 340 pages.

Spring - Ali Smith

Did you know, Alda says, that the word slogan was a Gaelic word originally? Your man there saying the word reminded me. From the words for the shout of the army. Sluagh-ghairm. Slogan. It means war cry. Tells you all you need to know about what slogans are always about, whether it’s take back control or leave means leave or don’t buy from Jews or I’m lovin’ it or just do it or every little helps.

"Alda Lyons". Now that's an inspired name, Ms Smith.


Also, I'm loving the interplay of current affairs, Shakespeare (Pericles), Dickens, modern art, history and ancient Greek mythology.


The story hits all the right buttons for me. But then we all knew it would.