Monthly Archives: March 2012


Timeless by

Timeless by Gail Carriger

An Alexia Tarabotti novel, The Parasol Protectorate: Book the Fifth Seeing as this it the fifth, and final, book in this series, knowing anything about the plot probably counts as spoilers for the previous books. So consider yourself warned. It has been three years since the end of Heartless and in that time Lord and Lady Maccon haven’t had to

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The droghte of March …

once upon a time

I should be out walking the dog at the moment. It is a lovely day today, I should be making the most of it. But I haven’t been online all week! Very busy at work, another library to move. Great fun! And we are buying a house. Or at least attempting to do so. Sale agreed but many forms and

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The death of grass by

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

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge It is the 1950s, and a devastating virus is sweeping Asia. It attacks grass, and grass feeds the world. Wheat is grass. And cows, sheep, etc all live on grass. At first people in Britain watch in horror as it strikes at the wheat supplies in those far-off lands. But the

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The love letters of an Irish woman

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

Today, at work, in preparation for our move:”(of which I shall not speak because the work is unending and wearisome)”, I came across The love letters of an Irish woman. Originally they had been found in a dump and published as a small book. And then serialised in Gaelic Gleamings, which is what I was cataloguing. And as they are

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