Sunday 23 July 2017

This Man's Life: Did the slaves enjoy carrying Cleopatra across the burning sands?

Elizabeth Taylor in 'Cleopatra'
Elizabeth Taylor in 'Cleopatra'
Barry Egan

Barry Egan

Arthur Miller once said: "Most marriages, after all, are conspiracies to deny the dark and confirm the light."

Well, with the curtains drawn, I left my wife Aoife in the dark last Saturday morning to have a lie-in (a rare and tremendously well-deserved rest), as I took off in the bright sunlight with the baby in her buggy.

The fact that I was bringing Emilia out for the day in a buggy and not a car has been a bone of contention in our house. You see, I am learning to drive. Slowly. Too slowly for my wife, if you must know.

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