New for Old

I finally bit the bullet and got a new copy of Microserfs (remember how I told you it was so well read both the back and front cover had fallen off?) I'd wanted a copy to match my last one complete with garish, blocky yellow cover. Luckily there is eBay and I found a barely... Continue Reading →

Lewis Carrolls Grave, Guildford, UK

It seems almost impossible that I should have neglected to find the final resting place of the author of my favourite book, Alice in Wonderland.  And yet I did. I assumed that Lewis Carroll was interred somewhere in London or Canterbury perhaps. The truth is he rests in a fairly unassuming graveyard in Guildford, roughly... Continue Reading →

Finding Sanctuary in Libraries

For a large part of my life, libraries were my sanctuary. My parents were regular visitors and would take my brother and I in every few weeks. My child’s allocation of four books would rarely be enough, so I’d often use some of my parents allowance to pick up all my favourites. At school the... Continue Reading →

A new place for Wordlander

I've been away from the blogosphere recently due to moving to a lovely new home and not having any Internet. But now I'm back, with a slightly more personal post than usual, all about my new place.   This is the first flat my boyfriend and I have bought (as opposed to rented) and having... Continue Reading →

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