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A Richness of Martens

There’s nothing deep and meaningful about my blog title. It comes from Edward Lear’s series of nonsense botany specimens. And, even though my kids are fans of Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat and The Yonghy Bonghy Bo, the simple truth is I chose Tigerlillia because it was available on WordPress and Pip Stephenson wasn’t. 372 more words

Book Of Saint Albans

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat - Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea

   In a beautiful pea-green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money,

   Wrapped up in a five-pound note. 194 more words

Poetry

MISSING: 1 x OWL, 1 x PUSSY-CAT

If found, please return to:

A Beautiful Pea Green Boat

c/o Coliemore Harbour

Dalkey

Dublin

Republic Of Ireland

2015

When Edward Lear taught art to Queen Victoria

Sometimes, as I am researching, I come across incidents that startle me with their absolute whimsy. Yesterday, I discovered that Edward Lear, the author of… 329 more words

History

Nominate Edward Lear for the new £20 note by 19 July 2015

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Pages/characters/nominationform.aspx

The  Bank of England website has a competition to nominate a British visual artist for the new £20 note – why not add your vote for Edward Lear? 107 more words

Edward Lear

EDWARD LEAR'S CLASSIC: The Akond of Swat

WHO or why, or which, or what,

Is the Akond of SWAT?

Is he tall or short, or dark or fair?

Does he sit on a stool or a sofa or chair, 517 more words

Your Porter

Nonsense Literature, the Natural World and Evolution: An Anthology

The Victorian period witnessed immense development in all areas of human life, namely literature and science. Generally regarded as the ‘fathers’ of literary nonsense, Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll were undoubtedly writers in and of their time. 4,439 more words