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.. was getting issued with a Penalty Fare for the first time ever. It is quite amazing to see the difference in how passengers are expected to follow rules, even when almost impossible to do so, but the train operating … Continue reading
Some time ago, slightlyfoxed made a typically delightful post about contemplating a first edition copy of Dracula and thinking that it was now impossible to read it in the same way as the original owner: even children now know who … Continue reading
By coincidence, I was rereading one of the Flashman novels last night when the news of George MacDonald Fraser's death (I said 'his death' first time!) came on the Radio 4 news. It's not entirely unexpected, but still deeply disappointing … Continue reading