Tag Archives: R. L. Fanthorpe

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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‘The Spanish Legions!’ tinkled the pieces…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for bankers to invent a handy pocket-sized coin worth one billion dollars to make their day-to-day lives a bit more manageable. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s strange… it’s weird… and it’s eerie… Yes dear reader, … Continue reading

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