Category Archives: nonsense

Fool’s Gold Part 3

Where could it have led to? The king must surely know by now. Sadly, not. The strangest thing so far has been the disappearance of the cockroach’s money-sac and its subsequent reappearance in the blast furnace. You’re aghast. Surely nothing’s … Continue reading

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Fool’s Gold Part 2

What are you writing? An insoluble dilemma? Not quite. You see you are looking at it from the layman’s point of view. Your vision is restricted if you don’t mind me saying so. Calamity’s hardly the word. He flavoured distractedly … Continue reading

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Musrum

When I was in the sixth form in school it was in Redcar in the North East. The only cool place you could go for a change of scene was the town library which was a brand new building and … Continue reading

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A Second Edward

In my last Nonsense post I pondered briefly on a darker stream to the theme with the works of Alfred Jarry. Darker too are the works of the man who in my opinion is the greatest successor to Lear and … Continue reading

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The Savage God Arrives

So far my forays into the world of nonsense have dealt with works directed at an audience of children. I selected Edward Lear‘s Book of Nonsense as a starting point although I think I tried to make clear that there … Continue reading

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May the 35th

In 1932, 67 years after the publication of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, a German author, Erich Kästner published a book for children, Der 35 Mai (The 35th Of May). I can’t remember exactly when I first read the book, but … Continue reading

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Triumphs of Nonsense

All this time the Guard was looking at her, first through a telescope, then through a microscope, and then through an opera-glass. At last he said, “You’re travelling the wrong way,” and shut up the window and went away. “So … Continue reading

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Jars & their Anecdotes

There was an old man of Tobago, Who lived on rice, gruel, and sago; Till, much to his bliss, His physician said this – To a leg, sir, of mutton you may go from Anecdotes and Adventures of Fifteen Gentleman … Continue reading

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Nonsense

Further to the recent recipe for quince syrup cordial I am following with another recipe – this time for Gosky Patties. Take a Pig, three or four years of age, and tie him by the off hind leg to a … Continue reading

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website changes

just in the process of amending the website to be in blog format. it may take a few days.

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