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The Quest for Corvo
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The Vesuvius Club
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"I took out my cigarette case. It is flat and well-polished with my initials in Gothic script upon it, yet it has never been called upon to save my life by absorbing the impact of a bullet. That's what servants are for." Jun 22, 2015 06:03AM

 
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Opera by Leslie Dunton-Downer
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Very good. I enjoyed Ariadne Auf Naxos and also am branching out to Messiaen. I can't however help feeling that my finer sensibilities have been completely dumped by the avant garde. Such is life. We grow older and no doubt wiser. I may be unique in ...more
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Gone with the Wind, Part 2 of 2 by John Escott
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“Look at you. Why is the only woman you ever cared about a world-class criminal - are you a masochist?”
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Christmas Crackers by John Julius Norwich
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I just thought of a delightful joke: To what does the scrabble thief attribute his success? He's got away with words. This I think is worthy of any cracker.
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Let It Snow by John Green
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Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
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Or maybe only two. It feels like a lifetime. And it is.
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Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare
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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
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I'm reading the recent Clive James translation and also writing my own scatalogical version of Inferno, on the basis that if I'm familiar with hell I may as well report some of its more exotic sights...
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Plato
“For instance, I remember someone asking Sophocles, the poet, whether he was still capable of enjoying a woman. ‘Don’t talk in that way,’ he answered; ‘I am only too glad to be free of all that; it is like escaping from bondage to a raging madman.”
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Winston S. Churchill
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
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Arthur Conan Doyle
“Look at you. Why is the only woman you ever cared about a world-class criminal - are you a masochist?”
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William Shakespeare
“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety."
Antony and Cleopatra (II.ii) ~William Shakespeare”
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