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From Playing the Game by Belle de Jour:

jeudi, le 03 novembre

Sigh. My boys love me, they do. And do they ever know what sets my tiny heart a-racing. The last two of my birthday gifts have finally come through: from A2, a gift voucher from Figleaves; from A4, a subscription to the London Review of Books.

Comments on “As good as a new pair of knickers”

  1. Joe Morison says:

    I wonder if any of her fans experimented with the LRB after reading that, and if they did what they made of it.

  2. Imperialist says:

    “I think we could start by approaching Billy Budd as Melville’s justification of the ways of God to man, n’est-ce pas?”

  3. Martin says:

    A careful selection of pages with Peter Campbell’s illustrations could be turned into tasteful pairs of paper knickers. Perhaps that was the idea.

  4. Joe Morison says:

    Personally, i find the LRB comfortable and it does give me the support i need.

  5. outofdate says:

    The LRB should take some pointers from the style: lean, trim, nubile even, yet playful.

  6. outofdate says:

    Also, if it makes you feel better: as good as a good pair of knickers, the mark, surely, of a well-furnished closet, especially given her profession. A lot of writers fetishize their fountain pens, don’t they, and these notebooks with the silly name you can get, supposedly used by Hemingway. Everyone likes a nice tool.

  7. A.J.P. Crown says:

    Why didn’t she already have a subscription? And how did he know that?

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