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Blagh! Not only that, blagh-plus! I am not sure about this feeling. On 8 December at around 10 in the morning I finished my new book, … 836 more words

The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 7

Father Christmas, we revealed yesterday, was J. R. R. Tolkien. But he had also been knocking about for several centuries before the author of… 435 more words


30 Beards Hath November, Part III

It’s time to check in with our classic authors and see what the beards are looking like right now, at this point of No-Shave November. We’ve caught them at the perfect moment: that stubbly ideal known as the Scruffy Look. 68 more words

The So-called Classics


Song: to Celia


Come, my Celia, let us prove, While we can, the sports of love; Time will not be ours forever; He at length our good will sever. 104 more words


Week 65: Fly Me To The Moon

Woo woo!! Let’s hear it for plucky little Philae – because how can we resist anthropomorphising such a frankly cute little thing with gangly legs. This week’s landing of an extremely mobile science laboratory on a comet hurtling around some unimaginable distance from here is a moment to bask in some reflected glory and think, you know, we humans aren’t entirely a pointless waste of space after all. 885 more words

Birthday Morbidity.

Fifteen years ago, I used to celebrate my Fall birthday for a whole month. From October 1st to All Hallows Eve, it was all about me. 576 more words