Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
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Letter Late

We're a tad tardy to this one but that only seems appropriate given the circumstances. From the letters page of the May 10th London Review of Books:

"I have just seen Brian Harrison’s 1986 review of my book Victorian Lives (LRB, 19 June 1986). He says my sources were not typical of contemporary prisoners; that I paint too bleak a picture of their experience; and do not recognise the ‘Victorian activism’ of the reformed prison. He is wrong on all three counts.

Philip Priestley
Wells, Somerset"

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Annie K. (#3,563)

I LOVE that.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

"P.S.: LAST!!!"

melis (#1,854)

@DoctorDisaster Somewhere, in a dark tower, SayThatsCool howls: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! IT WAS MY TIME!"

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

LAST

Tulletilsynet (#333)

Do you think Philip Priestley's cats walk over the stacks of LRBs on his living room floor, or do they peer out from between the stacks?

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