One Minute Book Review – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

On 25 February 1862, following his death from typhoid, Willie Lincoln, the 11-year-old son of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, was buried in the family vault of Judge William Carroll in the Oak Hill cemetery in Georgetown. Lincoln in the Bardo takes place over several nights following his funeral. It begins with two … Continue reading One Minute Book Review – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

A Favourite Quote – G. B. Shaw (or someone)

'I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.' As well as George Bernard Shaw, this delightful quotation has variously been attributed to Oscar Wilde, Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain to name a few but not to Martin Luther, John Milton or (Heaven forfend) William … Continue reading A Favourite Quote – G. B. Shaw (or someone)