Monthly Archives: October 2013

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I ♥ Trollope (2)

From Phineas Redux (1874): Distance in time and place, but especially in time, will diminish friendship. It is a rule of nature that it should be so, and thus the friendships which a man most fosters are those which he … Continue reading

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bliss

I’m living across the road from a gorgeous little bookshop in a row of converted  Chinese shophouses, with creaky floorboards and wooden staircases (and, sadly, a sign prohibiting photographs of the interior). I almost wept wandering around. Bought a beautiful … Continue reading

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verbing

I try not to be annoyed by the recent trend for “verbing” nouns—to medal at the Olympics; to gift something to someone; to be impacted by an issue, etc., etc. It’s curmudgeonly to grumble about it, and anyway it’s the … Continue reading

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long listed at last

The blog didn’t die, I’ve just been busy. Ironically, now that I have swapped life in the jungle for life in the seething metropolis, I think I will have more time to dedicate to writing, mainly because I’ll be working … Continue reading

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