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All change. This train is cancelled

Iain Sinclair: The Dome, 13 May 1999

... barriers on foot), and looked forward to my Friday afternoon appointment at Gate 1A. It had taken weeks to set this up, but I wasn’t surprised when, a couple of hours before I set off for the Blackwall Tunnel, the tour of inspection was cancelled. Deferred satisfaction. Future bliss. That’s what this gig is all about. It’s a Calvinist package. Suffer ...

Diary

Alan Bennett: Bennett’s Dissection, 1 January 2009

... dining out. 11 April. From my notebooks: ‘I never fathomed the lav and we were there two weeks. It could never make up its mind when to flush. Well, you can’t be standing there playing Russian roulette with it can you?’ Reading a letter: A. Love and Kierkegaard? B. (snatching it) Love and Kind Regards. My life does seem right staccato ...

Germs: A Memoir

Richard Wollheim: Childhood, 15 April 2004

... or by Kingsley or Harrison Ainsworth, or even by the much despised and now completely forgotten Jeffrey Farnol, whose daintiness deeply offended me, I would pick up, and starting on page 1, I would race through it as fast as my eyes could carry me, until some demand, like washing my hands, or getting ready to go out, forced me to put it down, and any other ...

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