My blog is going into hibernation for the winter.
Sadly, though I’d like to keep going, pressure of work – and several other projects in the pipeline – have made me realise I can’t update as frequently as I’d like to. If at all.
I may come back in the New Year and find you’ve all scarpered. You’ll have made new friends and won’t even return my calls. I hope not – I don’t have that many friends in the first place, so can’t afford to lose any of you.
Many thanks to everyone who’s been kind enough to follow, comment or at least not cross the road when they see me coming.
Those of you with blogs of your own (just about all of you!) – rest assured I shall pop in and see how you’re doing. Probably more frequently than I do at present.
To end this lesson, here are a few extracts from a wonderful tome, Bizarre Books by Russell Ash and Brian Lake, It’s a compendium of curiously named book titles. I hope one or two of the following may raise a smile:
Enid Blyton’s Gay Story Book (1946: a selection of tales including, The Three Sailors, Let’s Play Worms and That Tiresome Brownie)
Fishing for Boys (1961, J H Elliott)
Handbook for the Limbless (1922, Geoffrey Howson; published by The Disabled Society)
Scouts in Bondage (1930, Geoffrey Prout)
Fish Who Answer The Telephone (1937, Yury Petrovich Frolov)
Groping (1933, Naomi Ellington Jacob; it tells the story of one man’s ‘struggle against adversity and his final victory’)
Heroic Virgins (1977, Alfonso P Santos)
Catching a Cannon Ball (1923, Walter Brown Gibson)
Build Your Own Hindenburg (1983, Alan Rose)
Explosive Spiders and How to Make Them (1881, Boys’ Own Paper, John Scoffern)
Practical Infectious Diseases (1983, Richard D Meyer)
And, one increasingly close to my heart these days…
Old Age: Its Cause and Prevention (1912, Sanford Bennett)
Thought for the Day
‘As you know, I never repeat gossip – so please listen carefully the first time.’
Vlad the Impaler (1431-1476)