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The Suitcase: Part Two

Frances Stonor Saunders, 13 August 2020

... information office, which was directly opposite, took up the game, with generally poor results. Olivia Manning, loosely disguised as Harriet in The Balkan Trilogy, provides this commentary:She walked … across the square into the Calea Victoriei and, passing through the parrot-land of the Gypsy flower-sellers, reached the British Propaganda Bureau. No ...

The Suitcase: Part Three

Frances Stonor Saunders, 10 September 2020

... careless drivers or obscene dead black men with flies hanging like a curtain over their wounds.’ Olivia Manning, who had been evacuated from Bucharest, agreed: the squalor was shocking, but not as shocking as the locals’ ‘contentment with squalor’.It’s such an English attitude, this inability to forgive the rest of the world for not being ...

The Lives of Ronald Pinn

Andrew O’Hagan, 8 January 2015

... blog about how they feel, where they go and what they experience’. An article by Olivia Solon in Wired magazine questioned the guys behind it. ‘The team … won’t reveal exactly how the Weavrs algorithm works – referring to it as their black box,’ Solon wrote, ‘but say they create personalities from social data that then “blog ...

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