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The Queerious Case of Severus Snape

Albus Dumbledore, J.K. Rowling has told the world, is gay. She didn’t include this information explicitly in her books, but laid some hints here and there, allowing Rowling to reveal, after the books were the biggest book phenomenon of all time blah blah, the true identity of Albus Percival Wolfric Brian Dumbledore. 639 more words


Leigh - Store 215

19 – 21 Bradshawgate, Leigh, Lancs WN7 4NA

Woolworths opened in Leigh in 1926, opening on Bradshawgate next to Boots the chemist. Both buildings were purpose-built in an Art Deco style. 181 more words


Sartorial Exsanguination

Out of the closet, everything.

This morning I’ve been pulling out the remnants of pre-Leigh from the apartment. Mostly, clothes. Pre-Leigh’s sartorial existence has been shoved into boxes and bags, little ceremony to be found except for the salute provided by my own interiority. 366 more words



Don’t worry Paul, it’s not the Foresters in Tonbridge; I’m saving that visit up for a special occasion.

But he’ll know the derivation of the Angels in the title, and he’ll know the… 342 more words

Andrea Gibson comes to town; I shall die (with squeals).

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Favorite tour shirt ever. @marylambertsing

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Tomorrow, Andrea Gibson, queer poet and object of my distant/lyric adoration, will be in Minneapolis on a release tour for their new book, …

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Private William Joseph New, 2/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

202074 Private William Joseph New of the 2/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry died of pneumonia on the 19th October 1918, aged 34. William Joseph New (the order of the given names is sometimes inconsistent) was also a bellringer at Isleworth (Middlesex), although he had been originally taught to ring by his father at Leigh (Dorset). 2,016 more words

First World War

The Astonishing Colour Of After

This book is another that I have looked forward to, ever since seeing the hardbook cover on Twitter (it is truly beautiful). I have the paperback (from my library) which is as beautiful, so shout out to Thy Bui. 263 more words