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Now, what does this remind me of?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually discovered behind an ormolu clock on a marble mantelpiece in the Palace of Versailles. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear reader, you may have noticed that over the past few months I have … Continue reading

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Smile please!… Click!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave: Dreyer noisily folded his newspaper as if wrapping a bird in it and said: ‘Let’s go for a walk, eh? What do you say?’ … Continue reading

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Lino prints – what fun!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave: Face after face slipped by, eyes avoided his, and even in plump, motherly housewives he distinguished the skeletons of murder. Thus he walked, spinning his … Continue reading

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Some more of those Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave: She (Martha) tried the accursed desk again. It cringed and stood holding its breath at her menacing approach. The drawers began clanking like slaps … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a couple of months ago: It was yet another Sunday. Dreyer and Tom went out for a little walk. All the … Continue reading

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So Dave, why do you bother with the drawings?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a month or two ago: …she (Martha) imagined quite vividly and realistically how he would raise his eyebrows on seeing his … Continue reading

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Something is forming in the dust…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: (Europe, gosh we’ll be leaving tomorrow!): Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a few weeks ago: Martha danced automatically, feeling not so much the rhythm of the … Continue reading

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