I am rushing in just to tell you about Great Central Railwayana. I’ve had the catalogue for ages, and been meaning to write about it for ages, and now, suddenly, the auction is this Saturday. I blame the builders. Once again, there are a good selection of posters on offer, ten times the number that […]
I’ve never come across Bristol Railwayana Auctions before now. Given that there are only two posters in their current sale, this is perhaps not so surprising. They are, however, about to auction this. It’s image-free and tatty (and the best thing that the catalogue can find to say about it is that it has a […]
If I use the words Philip Larkin and 1963 in the same sentence, you pretty much know what’s coming next, don’t you? Sexual intercourse began In nineteen sixty-three (which was rather late for me) – Between the end of the “Chatterley” ban And the Beatles’ first LP. (rest of the poem here if you want) […]
It’s a rare thing, the intersection between Quad Royal and literary fiction, but by Jove I think we have found it. Or perhaps I should say, by Barbara Jones! The work in question is Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe. Now this – if you have my mindset at least – was always going to be […]
Back, back, back as Smash Hits used to say. And apologies to all those people who thought I’d been hospitalised by my abscess. I haven’t, I’ve just been ridiculously busy. By way of apology, have a picture of an otter. It’s traditional. Normal service resumes later in the week.
I am back from holidays but now have the most appalling toothache and can’t think straight. But I do need to string just enough sentences together to tell you about this. An entire seminar at The National Army Museum at which lots of people who know about wartime posters are going to be speaking, and […]