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    Bribery …..and corruption?

    January 19, 2010

    Child One has been blowing up a storm on her bassoon of late, bless her, and so we have arrived at a crunch point. Due to the arcane processes of the Examining Board, she has to pass the Grade 5 music theory exam before she can tootle onwards towards the heady heights of Grade 6 bassoonery. Simple enough, you may feel. But nothing, I sometimes think, is straightforward in Dulwich. In Brussels, when Child One first picked up her bassoon an…

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