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  •  I got a surprise last year ... (5+ / 0-)

    ... on a visit to York, England.  Out of curiosity I entered one of the old, old houses on a street called Stonegate, advertised as a haunted building, with a sort of "occult" store on the ground floor ... and couldn't figure out why in the world they were selling copies of Tristram Shandy in it.

    It turned out that that very house -- probably medieval in origin -- is where the book was first printed.

    •  What a nice surprise. (0+ / 0-)

      The book was rejected a few times at first, so Sterne had to do it himself. Appropriate.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 03:31:09 PM PST

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