Friday, February 20, 2015

Sylvie and Bruno

He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
A Hippopotamus.
'If this should stay to dine,' he said,
'There won't be much for us!'

If you're still reading this blog then you're probably familiar with that verse, or one of the others from the same poem, and you may well know that it's by Lewis Carroll. But it's quite possible you've never heard of Sylvie and Bruno/Sylvie and Bruno Concluded which it comes from.

I've become completely fascinated by this book, which is the Carry On Dick of Lewis Carroll's works - if COD hadn't just been a pile of crap, but additionally no-one had ever heard of it except hardcore Carry On fans.

Michael Bakewell's bio describes it as 'like a wrecked treasure ship', and herewith the best net remarks on it I've found so far -

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Big thinking...

I've put the Big Thinker to work generating an index of the Naive Avengersthon posts for your convenience.