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The Goldfinch

If you don’t live under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. It’s that really big book with the bird painting on the cover that’s on all the bestseller shelves at Barnes and Noble. 448 more words

Books

A Patter about the House

A Patter About the House

It seems, as I’ve overheard,
that I’m a detestable monotony.
An odd curiosity.
That woman, they say,
who shuffles and patters… 33 more words

Found Poetry

Stressful Streets: Rude Passengers

The recent news that LBC Radio presenter, QC and former government minister, David Mellor has been recorded verbally abusing a London taxi driver highlights one of the cabbie’s main stresses; that of the… 864 more words

London

WIPpet Wednesday - The Techy

So, I’m thinking I was going through one of my “emulate Dickens” phases when I was writing this. I love the way he described characters.  I know a lot of people don’t like him because they consider him wordy, and yeah, sometimes, but his characters are so well drawn, they’re consistently presented in more or less the same way regardless of who’s producing the adaptation. 349 more words

Fiction

Desperate Romantic: My Life as a Stalker (A Lamentably True Story)

6: Calm and Huge, Like a River of Violence

This kind of obsessive love is often depicted as torture. 367 more words

Observation

We thought it would be obvious ...

We should have known better – nothing is obvious about Vesuvius.

The volcano has sat across the bay from us all summer – big, blue and balmy.   711 more words

Italy

Why Victorian and why a Victorian Christmas?

Why indeed!

Christmas is on it’s way…Yes, yes I know we have a month to go but Christmas cards are in shops and mince pies being sold…well my thoughts have turned to the yule period. 173 more words

Victorian