Wednesday, 21 April 2010

"Not really now not any more"

"Not really now not any more" was a piece of graffiti on which Garner based his extraordinary Red Shift (which, according to one Amazon reviewer is "along with Unknown Pleasures and Closer ... Cheshire's greatest contribution to world culture.")

Dominic Fox on Red Shift

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

'precious few left in circulation'

The book I found, but sadly I haven't yet found the dinner service (the pictures of which below come from The Owl Service site).

As The Owl Service wikipedia entry tells us:

In I've Seen a Ghost (1979), Peter Plummer mentions a nationwide search for a dinner service with the same owl/flower pattern that was run in association with TV Times in 1969:

"I only know now that there are precious few of these sets in circulation.....(we) only managed to turn up three other copies, one of which, curiously enough, had been accompanied by very unpleasant associations of disaster in the family which had owned it (and one of the other families suddenly woke up to what it was they were eating their tea off while watching the transmission of the first episode)."