Elisa Segrave

Books

Alison Lurie, 1926-2020

In memory of a friend

By Elisa Segrave

Place

Horrors of the plantation

Former slaves who worked for wages still had to buy food from the plantation shop: they were trapped

By Elisa Segrave

Place

My wild Key West

I have never been anywhere where the sea has such beautiful colors that change so rapidly

By Elisa Segrave

Wham bam, thank you Ma’am

I love Americans’ kindness, generosity and energy but am often thrown by their exaggerated politeness and euphemistic speech. They use ‘passed’ for ‘died’ and always say ‘excuse me’ if they brush against you in a shop. They sentimentally refer to ‘your puppy’ when the dog is patently over three years old. They refer to a […]

By Elisa Segrave

Art

A curious violence in America’s heart

As a British woman, I love Americans’ kindness, generosity and energy but am often thrown by their exaggerated politeness and euphemistic speech. They use ‘passed’ for ‘died’ and always say ‘excuse me’ if they brush against you in a shop. They sentimentally refer to ‘your puppy’ when the dog is patently over three years old. […]

By Elisa Segrave

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