Monday, August 27, 2012

Wallace (no Gromit)

Some of the reasons why I enjoy reading Edgar Wallace.

"…at that moment he wore the facial expression peculuar to managing editors at midnight — which may be likened to that of a man who has an engagement with the public executioner and is anxious to commit just another tiny little murder before he dies."
— from "The Caretaker In Charge," The Novel Magazine, August 1919

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Oh golly…

Amongst my Lamentations, I expressed regrets that John Betjeman was no longer Piet Laureate, what with the Jubilee and Olympics and what not.

"John Betjeman would be very, very old," said The Small Object of Desire.

"I know, but it would have been so jolly," I replied.

"Think about it," she said. "If John Betjeman had been around, he'd have Alzheimer's by now. If you think of Carol Ann Duffie as John Betjeman with Alzheimer's the world is suddenly a better place."
And by George, she was right.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

And now for a little culture...