Monthly Archives: October 2011


The Night Circus by

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In 1873 a package was delivered to a magician. A package that was, in fact, his daughter. The child’s mother had killed herself, distraught at being abandoned by the magician, and yet he rarely even thought of the woman again. His daughter however, she provided a new opportunity to challenge an old not-quite-opponent. She would play as his piece in

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Victorian sex factoids

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Victorian sex factoids: Something that becomes accepted as a fact, although it is not (or may not be) true; spec. an assumption or speculation reported and repeated so often that it is popularly considered true; a simulated or imagined fact from Victorian sex factoids, & via Metafiler, of course!

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Julian Barnes wins the Booker

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

I haven’t read Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, and to be honest I don’t feel any great need to at the moment. It is supposed to be a good read though, so you’d never know, I may pick it up at some point. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a Man Booker prize winner. I know I

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There is no dog by

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Imagine that God was a teenage boy, and a spoiled, sulky, sex-crazed one at that. One who became god because his mother won the job gambling. Now imagine that every time he falls in love, lust might be a better word though, the weather goes insane and it usually ends with disaster and death for hundreds if not thousands. I’ve

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