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Laughter – The Best Medicine
A couple of weeks ago we sold a copy of "Lucky Jim" by Kingsley Amis. This is one of my favourite books. My brother had recommended it and I first read it years ago amid tears of laughter. It is so unusual to laugh like this while reading and it is pure joy when it happens. The main character Jim Dixon is trying so hard at his new academic post but it is so obviously the wrong environment for...
Quality Street by J.M.Barrie
Quality Street was first published in 1901, a few years before Barrie's famous novel of Peter Pan. The play, a comedy in four acts, opened in Ohio in October 1901 and in New York in November 1901 where it ran for 64 performances. However, when it arrived in London in September 1902, it ran for a very successful 459 performances. The play enjoyed numerous revivals and tours until World War II and even enjoyed a recent revival in 2010. Set in Napoleonic times, the story...