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Past literature, 'is this a badger I see before me'? Of course this comes from one of the works of Henry Shakespeare

which was called McDeath (creepy) but was better known as 'the Scottish Play' because actors were very suspicious of the name and thought it brought bad luck.

Of course, we know Shakespeare wrote his great works in his home in Strafford Upon Steven around about 1905 and were seen as great works of literature.

How do the books of today measure up?
SW-User Best Comment
Sadly, apart from such great books as Dave Cameron's Memoirs and Matt Hancock's superb account of how he confronted and overcame the ravages of Covid single-handed, very little measures up.

(That Shakespeer actually wrote the plays now attributed to him is of course disputed and the theory that they were in fact the works of Boris Johnson continues to gain ground)

But, great post Andy. Good questions, great insights.
AndysAttic · 56-60, M
@SW-User Thank you Sir, and thank you for your mention of these great historical and socially important tomes at the beginning of your post....I shall order them forthwith.
@AndysAttic Sadly, it is a sign of our degenerate times that these books have been pulped and are no longer available. Tragic.
AndysAttic · 56-60, M
@SW-User For shame...However, on the bright side they do make good packaging for eggs.

hunkalove · 61-69, M
Do they still make books?
AndysAttic · 56-60, M
@hunkalove Yes, I believe that the Emperor of Sussex has recently completed one...took him 4 years to read it.
Travelbug · 56-60, F
@AndysAttic i believe in doing so he ran his finger under each line too so he didn't lose his place
I still say you sound much like the professors in our red states… 😄
tenente · 100+, M
last time i bought a book my credit card company called to confirm my purchase of "Intercourse after hip surgery" 🤔

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