Monthly Archives: September 2010

Howard’s End

My Dear, You will be glad to know that your letter has not only arrived, but is serving that most worthy of purposes: a bookmark, as I make my rapid way through Howard’s End. A title that is that rarest … Continue reading

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Enough, Right on Time

Dear Poor Old Sightless Bird of the Feather-light writing! Let’s start at the very end. An absolutely abysmal place to start, I imagine Julie Andrews thinking. But then again, like Elvis Costello, I very much prefer John Coltranes’ (he’s a … Continue reading

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Too Little, Too Late

My Dearest Debbie, I was so glad to hear from you the other day, and you must think me unpardonable for the lateness of my reply. Unpardonable or not, I do have an excuse should you choose to accept it … Continue reading

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Debbie Dearest Stop

Debbie dearest stop Receives letter stop made my day stop will reply as soon as this ghastly headache lets up stop Ever yours Rose stop

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Letter Number One

Dearest of Dears, friendstress, you. I hope this letter finds you well (such a marvelous notion, isn’t it, of a letter somehow finding a person? As you have no doubt noticed, I only commit these kind of pathetic fallacies when … Continue reading

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Shush, Dearest.

Shush, dearest. I’m just about to finish the marvelous but exhausting Wolf Hall. Like that unfortunate man of the British Petroleum, I do have a certain desire to put it behind me and get on with my life. I will … Continue reading

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