Tag Archives: 1936

No, no, this isn’t surrealism…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left to go!): Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a porcupine – it does sharpen pencils really well, but is rather difficult to hold in the hand comfortably. … Continue reading

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Ladies knocking out their tungsten filaments…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s blueberry is the one that has rolled under the fridge, but being too far difficult to retrieve, has been abandoned there to moulder. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Two or three weeks ago I showed you the endpapers of … Continue reading

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The strange endpapers…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which, aha! I have just finished re-reading. As I expected, it ended, as with most Russian novels, with misery and madness. Even so, it … Continue reading

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And so justice is served…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s short story The Circle (1936): The pinewood piles cast concertina-shaped reflections that wound and unwound on the water. Gurgling and smacking sounds came from under the rotten planks of the … Continue reading

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