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The Postures: A Missing Erotic Classic May 22, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
The Postures: A Missing Erotic Classic

Beachcombing has often celebrated in this place lost books and burning libraries. Today he wants to celebrate a book that while not lost (it can be found in a modern edition on the top shelves of academic institutions around the world) got through to us by the skin of its erotic teeth. Beach refers, of course, to  I […]

Dragon Rats in Oxford February 20, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Dragon Rats in Oxford

Beach has demonstrated an interest in dragons in this place on several occasions. He just recently came across an account though that trumped most of the shilly-shally he has put up here in the past.  ‘Jacob Bobart botany professor of Oxford, did about forty years ago (in 1704) find a dead rat in the Physic […]

Unusual Riots June 12, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
Unusual Riots

A long day ahead of Beachcombing as the family prepare to celebrate Little Miss B’s third birthday with an uneasy coalition of villagers and local think tank wonks and the confusion of their progeny. Think Farmer Pickles talking about the price of wheat, John Balls describes the demographic replacement rate, while master Pickles and master […]