Friday’s Forgotten Books: Complete Nonsense

Tomorrow is the 200th anniversary of Edward Lear’s birth. There’s a terrific blog that keeps track of all the events and and another that prints pages from Lear’s diary. In a wonderful piece in the Independent David Quantick wrote winningly about Lear and the appeal of nonsense. I have to say, I was convinced before…

Friday’s ‘Forgotten’ Books: The Corinthian

Georgette Heyer should be a household name; that’s the only thing that qualifies this as a “forgotten” book. Heyer is still a nonpareil amongst romance readers, but little known beyond that group. I only learned about her because of Stephen Fry; for his 50th birthday he had a short program on his “guilty pleasures” and…

Wombat Day

I did not start this particular celebration, but you know I’m willing to lend a hand for a good cause. So join the dance for Wombat Day. Wombat cake below made by the Wombies. How to celebrate: Eat chocolate, think marsupial thoughts, put something in a pouch. Smile. Hug a wombat.