- Tue, 12:56: California Dreamgirl https://t.co/UoWIUWy37G Fascinating profile of Michelle Philips (from 2007).
- Tue, 16:05: Fantastic thread on Sir Ivan Rogers' latest - https://t.co/LOn7p0GQnJ - from @pmdfoster, including analysis of whet… https://t.co/KfQTpyJbfn
- Tue, 17:11: Very interesting interview. https://t.co/9uxI5glDEv
- Tue, 19:25: Tuesday reading https://t.co/kbjQwCSRd3
- Tue, 20:39: RT @tordotcom: On what would have been Frederik Pohl's 100th birthday, we're celebrating 5 of the SF Master's lesser known works: https://t…
- Tue, 20:48: RT @greenmiranda: The L word from @PeterKellner1 Yes, that's LANDSLIDE https://t.co/HVF2wGRB0I
- Wed, 08:02: Exhibition: Superheroes never die. Comics and Jewish memories https://t.co/Af78ptuHzm So, who's on for an expeditio… https://t.co/sTgYAalNPU
- Wed, 08:17: RT @HeleenTouquet: @nwbrux @MJB_JMB I went this weekend, it’s great. A bit disappointed there wasn’t a catalogue though
- Wed, 08:58: RT @Dannythefink: My friend was in an airport lounge when a man came in and said “is there an economist in this lounge?” My friend, startle…
- Wed, 09:59: RT @damonwake: Manfred Weber here setting out pretty clearly why he was absolutely the wrong man to lead the commission.
Second paragraph of third story ("Nule"):
'What are they for?' said Libby one morning, after roving round the house and pushing all the buttons in turn. At that moment Martin pushed the button in the front room and the indicator slid up to Parlour, vibrating there while the bell rang. And rang and rang.I was moved to search this out by a memory of hearing one of the stories, "Who's A Pretty Boy Then?", a chilling tale of haunted budgerigars, on Radio 4 one morning in 1982. It's a collection of nine short stories for older kids (mostly set around school or family), all of them with elements of horror, most (but not all) with reassuring endings. They are all really good; the other one that particularly stands out for me is "Old Money", about a cursed shilling coin. I don't think I had come across Jan Mark otherwise; I see she won the Carnegie Medla twice, for books I haven't read (Thunder and Lightnings and Handles). One of those authors who if you see one of her books in a second-hand shop, it's probably worth getting it for a younger friend or relative who you can then borrow it from. Or you can get this one here.