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The Little People are out to get me — 5 Comments

  1. Hmm, happens to the best of us Ian, Arthur Conan Doyle and WB Yeats included.

    In the 1971 version of Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory, Gene Wilder playing Wonka recites a liitle of the Allingham poem, I can remember being fasinated by the lines – in a thrilling way, at the time.

  2. Did you ever see ‘Fairy Tale: A True Story’, Conan Doyle features in it. There was also the Julian Barnes novel, ‘Arthur and George’, in which Conan Doyle went to seances in the hope of finding something. It was part of the terrible sadness after the Great War.

  3. I read ‘Arthur and George’ on a summer holiday – it wasn’t the easiest of holiday reading.

  4. I do’t think I must finish a novel if I find it hard going. I will give it a try a couple of times then accept that it’s not for me. I often read and re-read novels, often my choice is dependant on mood. I have just re-read Big Fish and High Fidelity, however now that spring has arrived here I may feel able to tackle something a little heavier.

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