Living in London during Lockdown – Hanja Kochansky

Eighty-three-year-old Hanja Kochansky is living alone and on lockdown in London. Everyone over the age of 70 has been asked to self-isolate for twelve weeks. But what does that mean exactly? Advantages of Age asked Hanja to tell us what her days are like. And what resources she has. The word isolated comes from the Latin insula, which […]

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On Eccentrics, Fran And Jay Landesman in 1970s London

ON HER BED ‘You must have a very small heart to only love one man, all your life.’ Fran Landesman The gravelly voiced actor, Lionel Stander, who was in London during 1965, working with Roman Polanski in the film Cul-de-Sac, first took me to meet Jay and Fran Landesman. ‘They’ve recently arrived from New York […]

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