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Sleepreading

Dearest, I have of late added to my list of peculiarities the habit of not sleeping very well. Possibly I’m responding to your hypothetical Vicar beckoning to come help bring order to the vestry or to ring the changes, and … Continue reading

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Hark, the Herald Angels sing. Or so I’m told.

‘This the season, and I won’t deny it. Have you seen this Sceptred Isle from above, when covered in snow like this? Quite, quite, forgiving. Snow like the cover you put over important furniture in rooms you don’t expect to … Continue reading

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The Bigot Question

Beloved! It is, of course, ridiculous. This whole Tintin affair, I mean, not the impending expansion of your lineage. Perhaps your virtues, and your sensibilities regarding censorship, just decided to skip a couple of generations? Perhaps they are waiting for … Continue reading

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Borrowed Paperweight

Apology altogether accepted, and wholly unnecessary. As we know, imitation is the most sincere form of copyright infringement. And to reiterate my claim from an earlier letter: you most certainly would make a great addition to this department. The ability … Continue reading

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Reasons for reading

You would be a welcome addition to this department, Dear. And it is even conceivable now, since we no longer need to worry about that husband of yours as a devastating, possibly deal-breaking, spousal hire. You know about those, don’t … Continue reading

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Bloom, Yet Once More

Friend, I had an epiphany this morning, and I urgently need to share it with you. It’s about Bloody Bloom (should we start code-naming him the Scarlet Pimpernel?). I finally figured why I can’t stand the man. Bloom answers the … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics and distractions

I will begin be begging pardon for the pun that is soon to follow. Pardoned only by the pun, I think you’ll find. As a proposition it is unfair, and not just that, it is incorrect (The cardigan-clad philosophers that haunt these … Continue reading

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