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work in progress

  • chapter 2 | "Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring!"
  • chapter 3 | "... my very feelings turned to repulsion and terror when I saw the whole man slowly emerge from the window and begin to crawl down the castle wall over that dreadful abyss, face down, with his cloak spreading out around him like great wings. At first I could not believe my eyes. I thought it was some trick of the moonlight, some weird effect of shadow; but I kept looking, and it could be no delusion. I saw the fingers and toes grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with considerable speed, just as a lizard moves along a wall."
may 28 2019 ∞
may 29 2019 +
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  • the lady who came back and told me how much she and her friend loved The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock which I recommended to her
  • the blond guy who speaks in queen's English and always buys a history book
  • the 40-ish year old guy who shuns technology and pretty much any book written post-1900
  • the customer who tweeted the store, thanking me for my book recommendation (this has now happened twice!)
  • a poet who said he would try to get a book sent to me
  • the father, mother and daughter on boxing day (we talked about QI, water bottles, and phone cases)
  • another vicar who I had a similarly pleasant conversation with as the second
  • the 80 year old bodybuilder from my previous job
  • the guy who looked like Jaime Lannister
  • the lady who kept calling me 'treasure'
  • the sweet little old lady who kept us lat...
dec 4 2018 ∞
may 27 2019 +
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  • Angelica in The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes-Gowar
  • Circe in Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Eleanor in Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • Margarita in The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Maud in Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
may 10 2019 ∞
may 10 2019 +
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  • a: Araminta & August
  • b: Bronwen & Bennett
  • c: Cecily & Casper
  • d: Daphne & Dorian
  • e: Edith & Ezra
  • f: Frida & Felix
  • g: Guinevere & Gideon
  • h: Hebe & Hadley
  • i: Isadora & Ira
  • j: Josephine & Jasper
  • k: Keturah & Kingsley
  • l: Linnéa & Leo
  • m: Margot & Maximilian
  • n: Nina & Nathaniel
  • o: Octavia & Oskar
  • p: Philomena & Perseus
  • q: Queenie & Quincy
  • r: Romilly & Rafferty
  • s: Sybil & Stanley
  • t: Tabitha & Theodore
  • u: Ursula & Ulysses
may 5 2019 ∞
may 6 2019 +
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  • a big cup of tea
  • or a caramel latte from Costa
  • an episode or two (or five) of Friends
  • a long, hot shower
  • painting my nails
  • a good cry
  • a nap
  • tidying up
  • chocolate
  • fresh bedding
dec 27 2018 ∞
apr 11 2019 +
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  • Bed of Roses
  • Embassy Lament från Piano
  • Fait Accompli
  • Lottis Schottis
  • Om du var jag
  • Someone Else's Story från Piano
  • The Stars
  • Story of a Heart
  • You Are My Man
apr 24 2019 ∞
apr 24 2019 +
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there are no songs with my name in the title

  • Barbara Ann by The Beach Boys
  • Brimful of Asha by Cornershop
  • Cassandra by Abba
  • Cassy O by George Ezra
  • Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel
  • Celestine by Spector
  • Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Dawn (Go Away) by The Four Seasons
  • Elouise by The Lumineers
  • Gloria by The Doors
  • Hazey Jane II by Nick Drake
  • Help Me Rhonda by The Beach Boys
  • Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield
  • Mary, Mary by The Monkees
  • Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin
  • My Sharona by The Knack
  • Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
  • Sherry by The Four Seasons
  • Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
aug 9 2018 ∞
may 5 2019 +
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  • Les Misérables
  • Chess
  • Mamma Mia! (x2)
  • Jersey Boys (x4)
  • Billy Elliot
  • Blood Brothers
feb 23 2019 ∞
apr 3 2019 +
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alternate title: call me grandma

  • I like sitting out in my garden, reading and watching the birds
  • I've started buying a lot of bird food
  • I own a lot of plants
  • big, cosy cardigans are my thing
  • I hate loud music, it disturbs my quiet time
  • I am somewhat out of touch with current popular culture
  • I love shopping in charity shops, for books and mugs mainly
  • I naturally wake up early and I go to bed early
  • I also love naps
  • I sometimes forget that I have a cup of tea to drink until it's gone cold
  • I have conversations with my pets
  • I carry snacks around and sometimes flasks of tea
  • the members of my favourite bands are all...
jul 7 2018 ∞
apr 3 2019 +
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  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Hobbit
  • The Silmarillion
  • Beren and Luthien
  • The Fall of Gondolin
  • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
  • Unfinished Tales
may 28 2019 ∞
may 28 2019 +
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  • Behemoth from the Master and Margarita holding either a gun or bottle of vodka (or both)
  • Margarita flying over St Petersburg
  • crescent moon, in reference to Artemis
  • Vincent Van Gogh's sunflowers on my thigh
  • Frida Kahlo
  • some kind of Dracula reference maybe
  • shark!
may 27 2019 ∞
may 28 2019 +
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  • Blasted by Sarah Kane
  • The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
  • Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • The Rover by Aphra Behn
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
may 27 2019 ∞
may 28 2019 +
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  • big feet
  • chunky
  • wears a lot of yellow
  • eats six times a day
  • loves mushrooms
  • sleeps a lot
  • moves quietly
feb 18 2019 ∞
apr 3 2019 +
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  • Dirty Dancing
  • Ghost
  • The Goonies
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Loving Vincent
  • Mermaids
  • The Princess Bride
  • Reservoir Dogs
may 10 2019 ∞
may 24 2019 +
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  • (I've Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (Dirty Dancing)
  • The Banana Boat Song by Harry Belafonte
  • Be My Baby by The Ronettes
  • Big Girls Don't Cry by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • Escape (The Piña Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
  • Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon by Urge Overkill
  • Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede
  • I Won't Hurt You by The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
  • Jump in the Line by Harry Belafonte
  • Little Green Bag by the George Baker Selection
  • Lovefool by The Cardigans
  • Mile End by Pulp
  • Mr Blue Sky by ELO
  • No Sleep Tonight by The Faders
  • Overload by Zappacosta
  • Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
  • The Shoop Shoop Song by Cher
  • Stuck in the Middle with You by Stealers Wheel
  • Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
may 21 2018 ∞
apr 29 2019 +
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  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Humans by Matt Haig
  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  • The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
may 15 2018 ∞
may 6 2019 +
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  • (I've Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
  • Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off of You by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • Hold My Girl by George Ezra
  • La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong
  • Listen to the Man by George Ezra
  • Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
apr 3 2019 ∞
apr 3 2019 +
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  • I take my coffee strong and very milky.
  • I take my tea strong and with a splash of milk.
  • I love dunking biscuits in my tea/coffee.
  • I cannot choose between dogs and cats.
  • I save greetings cards and cinema, theatre and train tickets.
  • I cannot stop buying books.
  • I never fold the pages of my books.
  • I used to have pet rats named Antigone 'Tiggy' and Calypso 'Cally.' I miss them terribly.
  • I was a featured user on listography years ago.
  • I hate the taste of coconut, but love the smell.
  • I love listening to classical music, but can name hardly any pieces.
  • I have a dainty, high-pitched sneeze and I never sneeze only once.
jun 17 2018 ∞
may 28 2019 +
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  • Gentleman fucking Jack
    • I would happily watch Anne march around to jaunty music pretty much the whole show
    • I would die for Marian and John and Thomas
    • I have ordered the book with the foreword by Sally Wainwright from work
    • I watched the first episode three times because I couldn't wait for the second episode, and now I've watched the second episode twice
    • no one I know loves this show as much as I do and it is upsetting
    • seriously someone shut me up
may 28 2019 ∞
jun 10 2019 +
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  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
may 28 2019 ∞
may 28 2019 +
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  • Atticus
  • August
  • Bennett
  • Bram
  • Casper
  • Caspian
  • Efraim
  • Elias
  • Ezra
  • Felix
  • Finn
  • Frederick
  • Gideon
  • Hadley
  • Henrik
  • Henry
  • Hugh
  • Ira
  • James
  • Jasper
  • Jude
jan 16 2019 ∞
may 28 2019 +
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  • Grandmama Addams
  • Hermione Granger
  • Hilda Spellman
  • Margarita Nikolaevna
  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Molly Weasley
  • Paige Matthews
  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Prue Halliwell
  • Sabrina Spellman
  • Zelda Spellman
jul 30 2018 ∞
apr 11 2019 +
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  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Agatha Christie
  • Matt Haig
  • Donna Tartt
dec 7 2018 ∞
may 4 2019 +
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  • Agatha
  • Agnes
  • Anna
  • Anouk
  • Araminta
  • Ariadne
  • Beatrix
  • Bronwen
  • Cassandra
  • Cecilia
  • Cecily
  • Celia
  • Daisy
  • Daphne
  • Edith
  • Eloise
  • Eowyn
  • Eva
  • Frances
  • Frida
  • Georgiana
feb 5 2019 ∞
may 28 2019 +
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  • Angel Eyes
  • As Good As New
  • Bang-a-Boomerang
  • Cassandra
  • Chiquitita
  • Dancing Queen
  • Does Your Mother Know
  • Dream World
  • Fernando
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  • Gonna Sing You My Love Song
  • Head Over Heels
  • I Am the City
  • I Have a Dream
  • If It Wasn't For the Nights
  • I've Been Waiting for You
  • Hey, Hey Helen
  • Hole in Your Soul
  • The King Has Lost His Crown
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You
jun 13 2017 ∞
apr 29 2019 +
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  • Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe
  • Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh
  • How to be Champion by Sarah Millican
  • Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart
  • The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking
  • A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax
  • Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
  • Sane New World: Taming the Mind by Ruby Wax
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
jun 29 2018 ∞
apr 3 2019 +
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  • born 19/06/1996
  • northern English
  • in a relationship
  • vegetarian
  • literature graduate
  • bookseller
dec 4 2018 ∞
apr 3 2019 +