It is a most wonderful comfort to sit alone beneath a lamp, book spread before you, and commune with someone from the past whom you have never met.
Part of my small collection of vintage Ronald Searle cartoon books.
Finished reading: Feet Of Clay by Terry Pratchett ★★★★1/2 Another great City Watch book and another plot to remove Lord Vetinari but with Golems. I loved the developing friendship between Angua and Cheery/Cheri Littlebottom and the introduction of Dorfl the free-thinking Golem.
I went to buy book 1 of The Expanse series for Kindle only to discover I’d already bought it FIVE YEARS AGO.
This is really very good despite the garish cover.
Georges Perec and the Oulipians: Almost all literature is written according to some form of convention or conceit. Such constraints are as old as literature itself, but it was not until the late 50s that a small group of (mainly French) writers arrived at the conclusion that these restrictions had been fully and terminally explored.