Which makes you think there's two types of criminals at work, the ones that do the damage and the ones who ...
This after my mother was informed of a 300 pound hike in her AA car insurance for the coming year.
Someone's making money out of all this & it sure ain't us.
On a brighter note, there were two volumes waiting for me in the post room this morning - that old trick of deliberately ordering before a holiday to have something to look forward to on the return.
The first: Charles North's selected prose 'No Other Way' - the very first essay on Bloom on Ashbery is worth the cover price alone. North reads (and writes) well. Right up there with that Alice Notley collection.
The second: the new Penguin Classics Arthur Machen - perfectly timed to fit in with Belbury Poly studies etc..
It's just as well I sneaked these in earlier. Bang goes next month's book budget on a bloody garage bill.
Not happy you'll have gathered.