Category Archives: General

Tom Hanks’ Uncommon Type coming to a bookstore near you

  SO I was enthralled to hear that Tom Hanks was coming to London to sign his new book Uncommon Type: Some Stories (416p, William Heinemann, £16.99) on 2 November 2017 at the event at Waterstones. Uncommon Type is a collection of seventeen … Continue reading

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JRR Tolkien book Beren and Lúthien published after 100 years

“A new book by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien is going on sale – 100 years after it was first conceived,” BBC News has reported. Image source: BBC News

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OED timeline challenge: can you guess when these words entered the English language?

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Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being … Continue reading

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Hay Festival from 21 – 31 May 2015

HAY FESTIVAL 21–31 MAY 2015: I would really love to go if I could afford it. This and The London Book Fair at Olympia are both what’s been on my mind for years. I guess booking flights tickets, hotel and all that … Continue reading

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Cover to cover by Tom Gauld

Source: New York Times. © Tom Gauld.

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Books and Typewriters

You might have noticed that Faisel K’s Journal is now Books and Typewriters: the two things that I hold dear most.  The former will still work and redirect to here but just in case do remember to update your bookmarks to … Continue reading

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Penguin’s Little Black Classics

I’ve just gone ahead and ordered these wonderfully small black books from Bookdepository at great price. They retail for £0.80 / 8 DKK a piece but I managed to find a limited complete set containing all 80 for £53 / … Continue reading

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My new B&O BeoSound Ouverture

BeoSound Ouverture was manufactured between 1994 – 2003. Designed by David Lewis it replaced the Beocenter 2500 in 1994 and comprised a CD player and cassette recorder, Stereo FM and AM radio with connections for Power Link and (later) MasterLink. This … Continue reading

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My new Bang & Olufsen BeoCenter 1

About a month ago, I became the happy owner of a 32″ BeoCenter 1 television; my first B&O product. And yes, for those who are familiar with the BeoCenter 1 – it’s not a flatscreen but a CRT television. Designed … Continue reading

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