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This month we discuss a Loss of Breath, otherwise known as “things to do on honeymoon when you’re dead”

  • Moore’s Melodies was collected by Thomas Moore and is available on CD and sheet music.
  • There’s a plethora of mythological links to “The sign of the Crow” but the one Poe may have meant was the Irish myth of the Morrigan.
  • Metamora was a play by John Augustus Stone became a cornerstone of Edwin Forrest’s acting career. Although Charles Congdon’s memoirs paint a less than flattering picture of both men.
  • Sherlyn Abdoo concisely summarises two of the most well known readings of this story.
  • Alcohol related impotence was demonstrably known of at least as early as Shakespeare; “Lechery, sir, it provokes and unprovokes; it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance: therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery” (Macbeth Act II Scene III)
  • G4S is a private security firm… with not the best of reputations…
  • A particularly gory statue of Marsyas being flayed can be found in Rome including red-veined marble.
  • I read terrible things is a blog, in which terrible things are read… with GIFs.


We’ll be back (hopefully) in time for Christmas with our festive coverage of “Bon Bon