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Owls and Pussycats

A favourite childhood memory is of Granny reading aloud to us.  She came to South Africa once, for three months over December 1969 to January into 1970.   945 more words

Fabulous Fabric Of Life

More Houghton Manuscripts

In his Course in Nonsense Tom Swifty comments on the feud between Learians and Carrollians:

The nonsense of these two could not have been more different.

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Tom Swifty's Course in Nonsense

Swifty, Tom. A Course in Nonsense: Your Pea-Green Guide to Nonsense Literature. Rotterdam: Brave New Books, 2015.

Tom Swifty’s book is exactly what it purports to be, a quick introduction to nonsense literature from ancient Greece to modern times. 385 more words

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Bath Old Books

Situated just off ‘The Circle’ in Bath, ‘Bath Old Books’ is a shop which specialises in second hand books.

Entering the shop ground floor area whilst small, holds a great collection of books including; children’s books, a whole shelf of Jane Austen’s novels and a shelf of Art books. 201 more words


Edward Lear, A View of Mendrisio (1878)

Edward Lear, A view of Mendrisio, Switzerland.
Inscribed and dated ‘Mendrisio/6 AM, July 3, 1878’ (lower right). Watercolour and ink, unframed. 9 x 15cm (3 9/16 x 5 7/8in).


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Edward Lear, Study of figures and foliage at Frascati (1839)

Edward Lear, Study of figures and foliage at Frascati.
Inscribed and dated ‘Frascati./June 8.1839’ (centre right) and inscribed with colour notes (variously throughout). Pencil. 12.4 x 17.2cm (4 7/8 x 6 3/4in).


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Edward Lear, Hubert and Arnold Congreve (1871)

This one is a very unusual picture for Edward Lear, and I think it shows clearly why he avoided placing large human figures in the foreground of his paintings. 85 more words

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