Saturday, June 10, 2006


Be Kind To Your Straw-Footed Friends

One of my favorite finds in London a few months back, a reprint of the 1924 oddball classic The Week-End Book, is now available in the US and reviewed in this week's Christian Science Monitor, who note:

There are birdsongs set in a treble clef. The section "Travels with a Donkey" inexplicably enumerates the speed at which an emu runs: 40 m.p.h. And under the guise of driving etiquette, we're told one must always stop for pedestrians and that "any chump can stop for a pretty girl, but try being kind to a few scarecrows."

Seriously -- you need this book.

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