If you thought the runcible spoon (below left: a Victorian example by the renowned manufacturer Elkington & Co. Birmingham, ca 1880; right: George III Silver Runcible Spoon/Fork, John Hutson, London, 1800) was a strange object…
Take a look at this modern gadget, the Pizzafork:
(Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing, 19 September 2005.)
Michael Montgomery, Lear’s Italy. In the Footsteps of Edward Lear. London: Cadogan Guides, 2005.
When I ordered the book I expected a travelogue comparing present-day Italian places with what Edward Lear saw in his extensive travels (endless migrations) across the country, similar to Michael Booth’s Just As Well I’m Leaving. To the Orient with Hans Christian [...]
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