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‘iceland was iceland before france was france or england was england or italy was italy’

I’m so excited. My boyfriend picked this up for me after spotting it in a charity shop, and I was delighted! God bless men who know that the way to a girl’s heart is via… prose works of the 12th … Continue reading

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t s eliot’s happy hour

‘And I recommend you the same prescription … Let me prepare it for you, if I may … Strong … but sip it slowly … and drink it sitting down. Breathe deeply, and adopt a relaxed position’ – Gin and … Continue reading

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pimp your ride

Kesey gave the word and the Pranksters set upon it one afternoon. They started painting it and wiring it for sound and cutting a hole in the roof and fixing up the top of the bus so you could sit … Continue reading

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7 inch

Do you like Atom & His Package? I found this single for just 50p in the bizarro Bristol record shop “Head” yesterday. It’s not a split per se, it’s just Atom & His Package and Har Mar Superstar each recording … Continue reading

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ssshhhh

I’m currently reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt. It’s very dark and very addictive: you know the feeling where any time you’re not reading that certain book you’re still thinking about it, either wishing you were reading it or … Continue reading

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reading round up

I don’t update this blog anything like enough… this is what I spend my time doing instead. Persepolis was amazing. I read the first 230 pages in a day. I don’t read many autobiographies at all but it’s hard to imagine … Continue reading

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i’m still reading this book, i haven’t made it To The End yet…

I’m getting a little bit sick of this: I’m on page 231 out of 274 and losing interest fast. I know the difference between an autobiography and a memoir and I had already adjusted my expectations accordingly, but at this … Continue reading

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