"I am also sick of other online blatherers who describe themselves as "aspiring writers." Not to get too Yoda-like, but either write or don't. There is no aspire. I think the only way you get to call yourself an "aspiring writer" is if you don't have any hands and your voice-recognition software or head-mounted laser-pointer virtual keyboard thingy has not yet arrived via FedEx."
—mimi smartypants can lead my pigeons, to the flag
anytime, day or night
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the butcher rolls it forward, laid out across
a low dolly: a button buck, tiny spikes,
red eyes clouded over — stiff like a toy horse
knocked on its side. Hunters freeze their kill,
bring it to Junior to make "roasts, chops —
hamburger, mostly," Junior says...
still here 13:22
More light from long ago down under
Biddy (detail) 03274
A picnic at one of the waterholes on "Fernlees"
The governess Miss Coleman in foreground (detail) 03618
At Work and Play - images of rural life in NSW 1880-1940
State Library of New South Wales
A heap of rats, about 600 (detail)
There was an outbreak of bubonic plague in Sydney in 1900.
Taken During Cleansing Operations
Volume 1 2 3 4 5
Richard Seymour, Inspector of Nuisances
City of Sydney
still here 02:47
Given that nothing was going to beat The Lord of the Rings, and that nothing deserved to beat Pride and Prejudice, it's the best result I could imagine. I'm also deeply grateful to the series for helping my books sell in such pleasant quantities. It wouldn't have happened without The Big Read, and I'm very happy about it.
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