Dorothy, not Toto. Parker, not Lady Penelope

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The Viking Portable Library: Dorothy Parker

Dorothy ParkerThis weekend involved a new haircut, classic 1920’s bob and a lot of serious, if creative, woodstaining. My log store should now last at least a decade before crumbling. Some of the nearby blooms also got their share of preservative, the pathway is developing early signs of Pollockism

As reward for achieving this chore, with aching arms I tackled the internet to dig up a wee treat – Dorothy Parker – her portable library.  This Viking edition is from 1944, the original publication year. Its one of only 3 books in the ‘portable’ series that has been continuously in print, the other two are the Bible and William Shakespeare

The font is charmingly well spoken

The paper smells of ages

Immersed in Ms Parker

A good place

Dorothy, not Toto. Parker, not Lady Penelope
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4 bits of lovely banter on “Dorothy, not Toto. Parker, not Lady Penelope”

  1. nick writes:

    That’s a very handsome log store. I can recall a few Pollockist garden paths of my own in previous houses! I’m not surprised Dorothy Parker has been continuously in print, she was effortlessly witty.



  2. Miss Scarlet writes:

    The perfect read for perfect hair.



  3. Will Watts writes:

    I trust this means we can look forward to a steady stream of Parkeresque witticisms from this blog for the next few days. Let me start you off:

    Girls seldom get passes
    From nerds with fat asses.



    wendy writes

    Girls seldom make passes
    at ignorant arses



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