As always, it’s been a pleasure working with the company of Sarah Walker. She has such an artistic and descriptive term of phrase, and it’s a privilege to listen to her insight and knowledge. Bearing in mind the project I’m engaged on, the special guest on her Radio 3 Essential Classics programme this week couldn’t have been more appropriate. For the last few days she has been speaking with actress, author, television presenter, singer, businesswoman and politician Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE. What an interesting series of conversations, and always with a perceptive awareness and appreciation for the need to stimulate the minds of children.

And another thing. Whose idea was it to include that very long line of small cut out figures? Oh yes. Mine.

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