“Virginity is an overrated virtue”

Granddad’s Armistice in letters and recollections. Glimpses ante hoc of Cameronians & Royal Scots (52nd Division) in the Eastern Mediterranean and on the Somme; of ambulance trains in Northern France; of 6th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment (11th Division) during the terminal Hundred Days Offensive to Mons, Belgium; and post hoc of base hospitals, influenza, and an exchange with one Wolfram Sterry regarding his brother Karl. Introducing Kandy the Maltese terrier.

No early photos so far from the steel boxes, so here's grandpa with grandma at Winchester Cathedral in 1972.

Silvester Paradox meets Mr Macbeth

This is the promised translation of the chapter in Pío Baroja’s serialised novel The adventures, inventions and mystifications of Silvester Paradox / Aventuras, inventos y mixtificaciones de Silvestre Paradox (1901) in which Silvester takes up with an English conman, quack, amateur pugilist and exponent of inventions such as the translatoscope called Macbeth. The source is…

Wilhelmus van Nassouwe niet de beste Duitser aller tijden

Zegt al-Jazeera. Oliver Bierhoffs favoriet is Goethe: “Er hat Meisterwerke vollbracht und ist ein großer Name in der Weltliteratur.” Olly leest tegenwoordig Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged, een verhaal “set in a near-future USA whose economy is collapsing due to the inexplicable disappearance of the country’s leading innovators and industrialists. The question of why these people…