James Joyce, A Cat, & The Devil

James Joyce, A Cat, & The Devil

In which I somehow turn book review time into storytime, featuring an absolutely brilliant little picture book written by James Joyce. Well, I imagine he needed a break after Ulysses.     Do you have any strange and unusual finds you’ve come across in your bookshop travels? Books by unexpected authors? Let me know in …

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Dragon Soup

Dragon Soup

Beaufort Scales, High Lord of the Cloverly dragons and aficionado of well-built barbecues, would like to offer his recommendations for the best way to cook rabbits. Unfortunately, we seem to be missing some rabbits.     Beaufort: Mortimer, they were right here. Mortimer: I know, I can’t quite imagine what’s happened. There were six of them, …

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Talking Thank Yous & Fighting Over Cheese

Talking Thank Yous & Fighting Over Cheese

It being very nearly Christmas, this chat is, of course, partly to wish you happy holidays (very clumsily, as apparently I’m still having issues speaking. I should have got the little furry muse to help me out again). It’s also to say that I hope you’re looking after yourself this December, and have set some …

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Bookshelves, a Book Haul, & a Grumpy Cat

Bookshelves, a Book Haul, & a Grumpy Cat

I recorded this video the day after we got back from Denmark, and just before I started packing, which explains the needy cat and the general disorganisation of the whole thing. Or that’s my excuse, anyway. Anyhow, watch on to see me mourn the fact that I’m going to have to have to downsize my bookshelves, …

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