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The Owl and the Pussycat - the Cat's Story

The Owl and the Pussycat – the Cat’s Story

Granted my husband sang sweetly enough, but what the rhyme doesn’t even mention is his fowl temper. 174 more words

Short Story

Books that have influenced me #2 - childhood poetry

In my last post on this subject, I talked about Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree books – if you missed the post, you can read it… 662 more words


Edward Lear, Pamvotis Lake

Edward Lear, Pamvotis Lake looking towards Aslan Pasha Mosque, Ioannina.
Watercolour and gouache over pencil. 16.5 x 26cm (6 1/2 x 10 1/4in).


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Edward Lear, Ponte della Maddalena

Edward Lear, Ponte delle Maddalena, Bagni di Lucca.
Signed with monogram (lower left). Watercolour. 16 x 25.5cm (6 5/16 x 10 1/16in).


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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.   1,493 more words

Fabulous Fabric Of Life

Reverting to nonsense

The world isn’t making sense, so I’m turning to Edward Lear.

In George Orwell’s essay on nonsense poetry, he writes:

Aldous Huxley, in praising Lear’s fantasies as a sort of assertion of freedom, has pointed out that the “They” of the limericks represent common sense, legality and the duller virtues generally.

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An Edward Lear Unpublished Alphabet

The alphabet had already been sold at a Christie’s auction in New York in 2005; it was made by Edward Lear between 27 February and… 481 more words

Edward Lear