Pippa Passes

Pippa Passes, by Rumer Godden, is exactly the sort of book I always have trouble reviewing. I discovered Rumer Godden some years ago, and devoured In This House of Brede and Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy; and then I was stuck, because she wasn’t in print. About that time Jane discovered PaperbackSwap.com, so I [Read More...]

The Nightingale by Hans Christen Andersen

In which a Chinese emperor learns the value of one of his humblest subjects. Now playing at Forgotten Classics and read for us by Joseph from Zombie Parent’s Guide. Thanks to Joseph and Will, it’s a regular smorgasbord of good listening over there! Don’t miss out! [Read more...]

Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest

“I’m not absolutely certain of my facts, but I rather fancy it’s Shakespeare–or, if not, it’s some equally brainy lad–who says that it’s always just when a chappie is feeling particularly top-hole, and more than usually braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with a bit of lead piping. There’s no [Read More...]


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