Ooh! The Carp in the Bathtub is back!

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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  1. Ooooh. I see your Farscape escapism, and raise you binge-watching Bon Appétit 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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