Monday, August 11, 2008

William of Norwich first thing in the morning

Blogging at 9am?! Not on this blog surely! But yes, I have succumbed and have been up for hours already watching the UK's wonder boy Tom Daley in the Olympic 10m syncro diving.

So now I have a chance to say that I've had a very helpful little postscript to the post below about Rolfe's 'missing ' MS from Mark Valentine who runs the Tartarus Press and edits Wormwood. Anyone reading this blog who doesn't know either of those should high-tale it over to the website immediately. Any Mark writes as follows...

I thought you might be interested to know that the book announced at the same time, directly underneath the Rolfe one, Oblivion's Poppy by Richard Le Gallienne, also never appeared, although (like Rolfe), Le G did go on to publish other books with Mathew & Lane, and indeed became their principal reader. He was a prolific and versatile writer who never usually had difficulty completing books, so the disappearance of this one (a study, it seems, of obscure books and writers) is also mysterious. To lose one book may be a misfortune, but to lose two looks like...etc

1 comment:

Alfihar said...

Yes, Tom Daley was yummy, wasn't he.

Thanks for the note about Rolfe and St William of Norwich. Fascinating!

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