Fourth monthly number: time’s postern gate

“A just question my liege. Late is the hour in which this blogger chooses to appear” TTT Time and timing is the theme of this somewhat belated post. Part V is nearly upon us, and much has already been said, illuminatingly, in everyone’s earlier posts. My starting point is far from original–it is in fact …

First monthly number: April 1870

‘Back to the big brushes’ was Dickens’s observation as he prepared to start composing Our Mutual Friend* in monthly parts in 1863, having previously written two novels on the trot in weekly parts. I’m reminded of this because I’m coming to this exciting Drood Inquiry parallelproject having previously been involved in blogging about one of …