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#120 Virginia Woolf - Flush

Virginia Woolf’s friend Lytton Strachey made his name with biographies of eminent Victorians. Woolf herself went one better, with this biography of an eminent Victorian dog. 526 more words

Little Black Classics

Jacques Brel's 'Les Timides': A Tentative Translation

In my last post I talked about musical evocations of shyness. To follow on from that, this month’s post takes the form of my English translation of the Belgian… 702 more words


Public Drunkenness in Waterford, 1877-1912, Part II

In my last post, I noted that all of the data provided by the reports in the British Parliamentary Papers on public drunkenness in Ireland would take a long time to unpack. 2,281 more words


Public Drunkenness in Waterford, 1877-1912, Part I

I’ve started compiling some data on public drunkenness in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Ireland. The data is taken from annual reports presented to the House of Commons detailing arrests made by the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police around Ireland. 726 more words


Costume Drama: Design for Dying

Review: Design for Dying, by Renee Patrick
Forge, 2016. 317 pp. $25

A young woman lies shot dead in an alley. You’ve heard that one before. 730 more words

Reviews And Columns

Treasures of London - The Golden Hinde II...

Launched in 1973, this full-sized, working replica of the galleon sailed by Elizabethan seafarer and courtier Sir Francis Drake on his circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580 is moored at St Mary Overie Dock in Bankside. 265 more words

Twentieth Century

The Oak at Easterton

This is not a tree. It is Easterton’s pub.

Once upon a time Easterton certainly had other ale houses. Just along the street what is now a comfortable house was a pub called ‘The Cow’. 122 more words