Category Archives: books

The lady on the bus…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s novel Despair (1965 version), a sort of ‘murder mystery’: He fed in a businesslike and very disgusting manner. His method of dealing with poached eggs was to give the yolk … Continue reading

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I think I’ll call it ‘A grand view of the river’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s 1935-1965 novel Despair: The train glided off. Beaming and bawling, Ardalion (drunk) all but tumbled out of the window. Lydia, a lamb in leopard’s clothes, trotted alongside the carriage almost … Continue reading

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Eighteen forcemeat balls…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s avocado is the one sitting on the window sill wondering if he is too hard or too soft. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Me, I like books that smell fusty. Fusty – according to Mr Google: stuffy, musty, stale, … Continue reading

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Pull Colosso! Pull!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like a stegosaurus – it looks great, but it’s difficult to hold and not a very good pourer… (S) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> There are two periods of English/British history we … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one in the black sequined ball gown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 359. I’m sorry I’m late, but I got in a fight with a classical violin street … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s 1937-40 novel Despair: And those pines facing me, with their bark resembling reddish snakeskin drawn on tight, and their green fur which the wind was stroking the wrong way; and … Continue reading

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Below the rim of the glass proper…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is one appearing in the form of either two lions back to back, or a tract of land with a lion or human head at each end, the god Aker. His attributes … Continue reading

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