Category Archives: Books

Parade of the Unwritten Posts

Punctuating urgent paragraphs of creative resolutions, bursts of untethered dialogue and occasional confessions, throughout these buff (skinny) notebooks are the one-liner entries prefixed ‘F.L. Post – ’, or sometimes just ‘FL’; being for Fisher Lane, this blog as we’ve opted … Continue reading

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Words about Garrison Keillor

Not too many days go by in my workaday routine that don’t involve listening to the voice of Garrison Keillor. From A Prairie Home Companion comes the weekly podcasts of the Lake Wobegon monologue segments, and I’m enjoying a super-mega … Continue reading

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His Repeated Bozness: The Mentionable Life of Dickens

As the 201st birthday (today) of old marvellous scribble-pants Charles ‘The Inimitable’ Dickens flails into view, I find myself hard into my 201st biography of his Bozness, being Claire Tomalin’s thumper, Charles Dickens, A Life, and imagined I might, for … Continue reading

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John Hassall, Illustrator

If I were to begin: There’s a famous seaside place called Blackpool then many, of a certain type, would boom into character, flat-capped-vowelled and theatrically upright – ‘that’s noted for fresh air and fun’! My father would be such a man, … Continue reading

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‘A Lady’ Laid Low

With the matter of my previous hobbling post much in mind, I was amused to unearth this brief ‘related’ article in an undated magazine; again, I estimate it was produced and published around 1905-1910. ‘A Lady is Laid Low’ Upon … Continue reading

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Coffee, Sausage, Beer

… or The Nom-Nom Reader der Zweite. Have just finished reading Stasiland, by Anna Funder – astonishing stories of long, dull nightmares whose closeness and recency deny the typical misted horizons of history; interviews with haunted lives, bruised souls. Is … Continue reading

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