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Walt Disney's Living Desert, 1954

Silent desert teemed

with life unseen, til Disney

lit a moonlight beam

Walt Disney’s Living Desert , published in 1954, was the first in a series of True-Life Adventure books written by Jane Werner and the Staff of the Walt Disney Studio. 74 more words

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A Toast to E.B. White

Not only is today Friday (woo-hoo), it’s also the day we get to celebrate the birthday of a literary icon: E.B. White. As if the end of the week isn’t reason enough for a cocktail, let’s all raise a glass (preferably with his favorite cocktail; a martini) and toast to the author of  209 more words

Tips & Tricks

Bonjour Tristesse, Goodbye Lover-Boy, Part III, finale

And when all is said

and done,

and you have found

the one -

the ash &  dust

of old




motes floating… 99 more words

The Vintage Book Poem Du Jour

Post 26: Havant Heritage Trail

This is a bit of a shorter and less thought out post than usual but I was in Havant near Portsmouth recently for work and, on my way back to the train station, noticed one of those blue plaques you see about the place – the ones that mark places of historical significance. 154 more words


Where writers write

I’ve always been fascinated about where writers write. I remember studying the Brontёs in my third year English Literature degree, and wishing I could go back in time and be the fourth sister, to write with them around  their dining room table, which they would do, secretly after their pastor father had gone to sleep … 159 more words

Much Ado About Shakespeare

I confess

I know less

about Shakespeare



or Ian Fleming.

Even less

than I know about

T.S. Eliot or

Barbara Pym.

I confess… 199 more words

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