Monthly Archives: June 2008

Jesus saves the Mozart of Taxidermy

The Financial Times has a strangely moving story about a man whose mission it is to stuff very small and unremarkable fish. I started my taxidermy business when I was 22 and I struggled to earn a living for 12 … Continue reading

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A Pelican History

England in the Eighteenth Century is a lovely, succinct and succulent volume from the Pelican History of England, written in 1950, at a time of fierce self-improvement. To quote the contemporary review in the Listener: As a portent in the … Continue reading

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