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So, Dave, what was the exhibition like then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading. And at every corner, emblem of ineffable happiness, stood a sleek-hosed harlot whose features there was no time to … Continue reading

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A lino print with things in it…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen. Knave, which I am currently re-reading: Dreyer led Franz over a waste of dark carpeting into the shadowy depths of the hall. He flung off in … Continue reading

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Ah, this Brexit thing clarified…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is yet another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: He gazed out of the window and saw the dark streets gradually acquiring a certain limpidity, then dimming … Continue reading

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You know, I think that might be Cupid…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another nice one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: The table was laid for two, and a dark Westphalian ham reposed on a dish, amid a … Continue reading

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A preliminary attempt at an amusing party stunt…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave which I am currently re-reading – gosh, I do hope you like these snippets, and that I’m not boring you with them dear reader! … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another taken from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: (We are still on the train.) Franz started putting on his raincoat, failed to find the armhole at … Continue reading

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What? More smudges Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which I am currently re-reading – it’s great fun! Then the rain began to patter softly against the window: a rillet would … Continue reading

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