Tuesday 19 April 2022


Some quotes from books i have read recently. 

Stafford, David.  "Skelton's guide to domestic poisons."  (For my friends from my days in Leeds) :-

When God wanted you to enter the ministry, he eased the way by making sure you were no good for anything else and blessed you with a mediocre singing voice.

When they'd first started holding hands and kissing, he was aware that a man of the world might have said, "No, my affections will not become your playthings," but he was not a man of the world, he was a man of Leeds  Central Library who'd rather have his affections used as playthings than have them ignored.

I don't think they could have had sapphism in Leeds when I was growing up.  If Leeds women had known it as an option, I can't see they'd have bothered with men at all.

At the City Palace of Varieties, they threw sharpened pennies at comics who told jokes like that...  Most people in The Pack Horse on Briggate could be funnier on a wet Sunday morning when there'd just been a death in the family.

Raybourn, Deanna. "The dark Road to Darjeeling." :-
 Dedication : this book is dedicated to my daughter.  All the best of what I am is because I am your mother.

Mark Twain :-
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Alan Bradley. 
"Thrice the branded cat hath mew'd" :-
Monosyllabic...  Why does a word meaning "a single syllable" require a five-syllable word to describe it ?

Alan Bradley.  "Golden tresses of the dead." :-
O-A-T-S. Oats.  Means 'obfuscation and torrents of ' well I mustn't say, must I.

Something that I will never forget until my dying day - if I live that long.

Alan Bradley. "The grave's a fine and private place." :-
The spell for finding books.."Abracadabra, Alakazam, Angela Thirkell and Omar Khayyam."

Alan Bradley  "Speaking from among the bones." :-
I was the eighth dwarf. Sneaky.

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