For Lyz. Who has lotsanlots…anlots of patience.
I’ve hardly posted anything from this book. Odd I suppose, but then there is a teaser posted on the publisher’s website. 3,155 more words
It was a half-holiday in the garden and Mr Hob, the tender hearted hangman, was in jovial mood. As he walked along the woodland path he would break occasionally into a jig while mumbling curious melody to himself : I know a place where a tall tree grows, where that place is nobody knows. 1,614 more words
This week I’m recommending `A Hat Full of Sky’, a wise and sensitive novel by the king of Comic Fantasy, Terry Pratchett. If wise and sensitive aren’t words you associate with Terry Pratchett, perhaps you haven’t read much (or any?) of his work. 1,179 more words
Imagine my surprise, Tobias, when I found that I had been called upon during my confinement by none other than my old adversary, Mr Matthew Hob, the college hangman, whose Christian name has at last been revealed to me in a moment of quiet contemplation. 3,658 more words
‘Ah! There you are Nathaniel, come in. This won’t take long. Do sit down. This is just an informal chat regarding your stay with us you understand. 1,130 more words
As the last bitter crumb of mouldy macaroon slid uncomfortably down my throat, the General urged me to return to my post under the serving hatch. 1,095 more words