Tag Archives: R. L. Fanthorpe

Streaked out like a foul nebulous bird of prey…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: viola violet, cello chocolate, trumpet turquoise, euphonium emerald, timpani tangerine, bugle buttermilk and the colour of those dark marks on my nice fawn jacket made when the oily chain came off … Continue reading

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Gathering her filmy draperies about her…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: melancholy mauve, rugged russet, unruly ultramarine, yelping yellow, and boorish brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gosh!… I’m scared already!… No no, it’s just another British pulp paperback novel from the early 1960s – it’s a Badger … Continue reading

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A whirling cadenza of pure sound and colour…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 19th c. Cockney expletive is the popular ‘gorblimey!’ – a condensed form of ‘God blind me!’ Why does the word ‘gorblimey’ conjure up in my mind the grinning face of Dick Van Dyke?… (DVD) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Both hands clasped the knife wrist…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: sebesten, seacunny, sealyham, sebum, seannachie, sebaptist, and hendecasyllable. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The Professor has … Continue reading

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Like a fish, or a wet reptile…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word bamboo. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear, this doesn’t look very cheerful… It’s alright, it’s only a book – books can’t hurt you… can they? Yes dear reader, … Continue reading

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A sickly dark grey-green-yellow colour…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s flamingo is the one with short legs. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa!… No, no!… Phew! Look at him!… It’s alright, no need to panic dear reader, it’s just another 1960s British pulp supernatural paperback, a Badger Book from … Continue reading

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Hawkins’ massive mandible, and the blemished thing…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is Go to Bath! – a rather pissy (and no, I don’t mean prissy) Victorian Southern English euphemism for Go to hell! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look out – he’s behind you!… No, no, it’s alright, it’s … Continue reading

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