Ooh! The Carp in the Bathtub is back!

by marjorieingall on June 20, 2018

Did you know that The Carp in the Bathtub is back in print? Published in 1972, though set in the 1930s, it is a visual delight and an excellent, quirky, funny story. I wrote about it at Tablet, but ahem my editor elected to illustrate the story with a farshtunkiner STOCK PHOTO OF GEFILTE FISH, so here are some examples of its fab illustrations.

 

 

 

YOU NEED THIS BOOK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VINTAGE COPY ALREADY LYING AROUND YOUR DOMICILE.

Also in recent days I’ve written about a new documentary that explores the history of Blue Note Records and the evolution of jazz, and I went apeshit for delicate necklaces with tiny farfalle on them

I am in need of escapism like nobody’s business (I am, like many people, having a hard time sleeping of late) so I have been binge-watching Farscape, which is a turn-of-the-millennium sci-fi comedy-adventure space show filmed in Australia with human actors and Labyrinth-type Jim Henson puppets. As you might surmise, it is RELENTLESSLY weird. I like it. 

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tanita June 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm

Ooooh. I see your Farscape escapism, and raise you binge-watching Bon App├ętit cooking videos… and rereading all of my Discworld and Ann Leckie novels.

Thank you for sharing the farfalle jewelry!! Should you be a knitter, I ADORE this. Cannot knit it, but adore from afar.

Meanwhile, beating plough back into sword…

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