Archive for August, 2014

Parker Minim Ballpoint Pen

Added on August 28, 2014

Parker Minim Ballpoint Pen These unusual Parker pens were developed in the mid-1950′s by designer Walter Bieger. Parker wanted a smaller pen for ladies — “an elegant model that women could carry in their purses.” By 1957, Parker had created a version with a plastic barrel and a stainless steel cap. They called this first [...]

The Lighthouse

Added on August 16, 2014

The Lighthouse Alison Moore Salt Publishing, Cromer, U.K. 2012 The Lighthouse by Alison Moore is one of my favourite novels of 2012. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and for the National Book Award for New Writer of the Year. It won the 2013 McKitterick Prize. Here are a couple of great reviews with [...]

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Added on August 4, 2014

Suspension Robert Westfield Harper Perennial, U.S.A. 2006 This excellent gay first novel is set in New York City around the 9/11 attacks, and won the 2006 Lambda Literary Prize for both debut fiction and general fiction. I bought two of these brand new, signed, true first editions at an independent book store while visiting New [...]

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