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The bus driver…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the Vladimir Nabokov novel King, Queen, Knave (1928), which I am currently re-reading: While looking sideways out of the window she yawned; he (Franz) glimpsed the swell of her tense tongue in … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4781…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today‚Äôs quotation is from the Vladimir Nabokov novel King, Queen, Knave (1928), which I am currently re-reading: It was warm in the room where around the aged chandelier, with grey little glass pendants like dirty icicles, … Continue reading

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Hullo, hello, good morning, etc…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the Vladimir Nabokov novel King, Queen, Knave (1928), which I am currently re-reading. ‘… it was such a silly thing to do.’ Dreyer briefly cast up his eyes to a makeshift heaven … Continue reading

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Oh, those Crush characters!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is Bevin Kacon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> And speaking of names, before you even make a start on your novel you should have a good think about what names to give the characters that will … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s chance keyboard error is: President Chump. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 366. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that my results were skewed. A single overheard remark: ‘I’m physically in debt Barry…’ ‘Are … Continue reading

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The lady on the bus…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s novel Despair (1965 version), a sort of ‘murder mystery’: He fed in a businesslike and very disgusting manner. His method of dealing with poached eggs was to give the yolk … Continue reading

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I think I’ll call it ‘A grand view of the river’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s 1935-1965 novel Despair: The train glided off. Beaming and bawling, Ardalion (drunk) all but tumbled out of the window. Lydia, a lamb in leopard’s clothes, trotted alongside the carriage almost … Continue reading

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