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Max Porter, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

“Some days I realise I’ve been forgetting basic things, so I run upstairs, or downstairs, or wherever they are and I say, ‘You must know that your Mum was the funniest, most excellent person.

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Review: 'The Seasons of Cullen Church'

I first met Bernard O’Donoghue in 2013 when, escaping from a first-year History lecture, I found myself in Oxford’s labyrinthine English faculty where he was giving a class on Seamus Heaney. 1,079 more words


The Original Yellow Drawing Pencil

One of the most asked about objects in the Nichols House Museum’s collection is a small blue box filled with yellow pencils. While it sounds like a simple set of objects, these pencils have been puzzling visitors and guides alike for years. 837 more words

Just Let the Kid Play Star Wars

I have a student who loves Star Wars more than food. I acquired this student about a year or so ago, and learned about this passion of his within approximately two-and-a-half minutes of his first lesson. 669 more words

Love The Piano

150 word(ish) reviews: In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward

I’m a long-time reader of Sarah’s excellent crime review blog, Crimepieces, and was thrilled when I found out that her first novel had been published last year by Faber. 213 more words