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Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me, a Fox Trot

Fox trot:

no words,

just music notes.

it’s 1927

& the girls

with curls


swirling in

the arms of



who are

gloating… 120 more words


A slightly morbid, gothic birthday celebration for Charles Dickens. He'd have approved.

Happy 203rd birthday, Charles!

The first thing I remember seeing related to Charles Dickens was a lock of his hair, at the museum of his birthplace, in Portsmouth, where I was also born *Portsmouth high-five me, Charlie.* 1,217 more words


Farm Festivals

This 1881 first edition of Farm Festivals by poet Will Carleton was purchased at the Scranberry Coop in Andover, NJ, and was published eight years after his popular collection Farm Ballads (1873).


The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild by Jack London was published in 1903 to critical acclaim. It’s a prime example of the American pastoral: the domesticated protagonist¬†Buck rejects modernity and chooses primitive life in the wilderness. 90 more words


Dickon Among the Lenape Indians

This 1938 first edition copy of Dickon Among the Lenape Indians by M.R. Harrington was purchased at the Maine Bookhouse in Oxford, ME; an exciting find in a bookstore outside of New Jersey. 158 more words


When I die, please scatter my ashes in the Oxfam bookshop.

As it really is one of my favourite places in Aberdeen. Although, it seems likely I will then just be vacuumed up by a rather put-out staff member, who certainly didn’t volunteer with these sorts of goings-on in mind. 112 more words