‘WITHDRAWN FROM STOCK’

This is one of the books that Sian gave me for my recent birthday. Sian thought that I might be amused by the marginalia [evidence of past use]. Sian was … Continue reading ‘WITHDRAWN FROM STOCK’

Which novel has sold most?

This question was asked in last week’s Sunday TIMES: Of course there is no complete data to refer to but it is thought that Don Quixote tops the list. It … Continue reading Which novel has sold most?

‘ART does not EXIST’

This student workbook reminded me of the scrapbooks of Edwin Morgan.

the scandal of the century [and other writings]

I am currently reading these stories by Gabriel García Márquez: The Editor’s note to this book of stories begins: Gabriel García Márquez called journalism “the best job in the world” and he … Continue reading the scandal of the century [and other writings]