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QI Watchdown: C8 (Corby)

Oh, MAN are we in for a good one.

I couldn’t have casted a more perfect episode m’self. Not only do we have two of my favorite recurring guests thus far, Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey, but we have the debut of someone who’ll no doubt eventually become one of my favorite recurring guests, in David Mitchell. 878 more words

QI Watchdown

Comic Philip Simon notices a Jewish change in the UK and fears for his knees

A few weeks ago, I was a judge on the Last Minute Comedy Comedian of the Year awards.

The winner was Philip Simon.

“You mentioned in your act at the Awards,” I told him in Borehamwood this week, “that you look a bit like… 1,110 more words


Notes on Literature: The Fictioneer as Essayist

I’m a great fan of Italo Calvino’s collection of essays Why Read the Classics? However, his Invisible Cities, along with If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller and Cosmicomics, are some of the books that I keep meaning to get to, but never quite do. 119 more words


ATV Insurance and Maintenance

Like the vehicle that you drive every day, an ATV needs regular maintenance to work properly. Spring is the perfect time to do a few maintenance chores on your ATV. 316 more words

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David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

I read another of Mitchell’s novels, Ghostwritten, while I was studying for an MA and I remember liking it. So why do I think… 912 more words


Cloud Atlas

I loved the film and the way characters keep meeting again in progressive lives. I managed to get the book at a much reduced price in a bargain bookshop. 62 more words

Inspirational Reads

The Art of the Novel

It’s 8:15 on Sunday morning and there’s already a queue of at least thirty people waiting to get into the free ‘Art of the Novel’ session. 700 more words