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Linnean

This picture, which I have shamelessly stolen liberated stolen liberated from the Twitter account of the Linnean Society of London, is of Charles Darwin’s study at Down House. It reminds me of an anecdote that Twitter is too small to … Continue reading

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Test

Having decided that six years is far too long to spend in the wilderness, I have returned to these shores, and, notwithstanding inasmuch as which, I’m back. Thanks very much to Richard for his warm welcome (with Jenny cheering in … Continue reading

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Bookish Thoughts

Here at the Maison Des Girrafes we only ever had one rule for the kids as they were growing up. Except that it wasn’t even a rule. What it was, was this: No Reasonable Request for Books Will Ever Be … Continue reading

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Still Locked Down and Blue

You’ll both no doubt recall that I have started to record some music at home, as a displacement activity while I cannot play with my regular beat combo for reasons that will hardly need to be explained. You can listen … Continue reading

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What I Did In My Summer Holidays

The Gee Family had planned to spend the past week in Wales, but we postponed our trip until next year after a well-placed tzores sauce source told us that there’d be sheep at the border with guns. Instead we vacationed … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need No Edyucayshun

My two penn’orth on the exam-results debacle – What needs to happen is a complete rethink in how pupils are assessed, and before that, a thorough overhaul of education. It’s far too academic, too early. On the whole, education is … Continue reading

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Locked Down and Blue

Lockdown has got to me, people. So much so that I have recorded a slice of vintage Americana. You can listen to it here. The song is ‘No More Cane On The Brazos’ originally sung by the convicts sentenced to … Continue reading

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I Speak Your Weight

Lockdown Life — Here at Chez Gee we have tended to view weighing scales in the same way that Queen Elizabeth I viewed mirrors. Despite the reputation that fat people are harder to kidnap, Mrs Gee noted that COVID-19 has … Continue reading

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Some More Book News

You’ll both recall that the UK and Commonwealth rights to my ongoing tome A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth were acquired by Picador, notwithstanding inasmuch as which rights to translations into six different foreign languages have also been … Continue reading

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Why Are People So F***ing Stupid?

We are shielding, chez Gee, as one of us has pre-existing health complaints, and another is about to have a surgical procedure. The only person who leaves the house is me, and only to walk the dogs, which I do … Continue reading

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