The Honorable Picnic by Thomas Raucat [Part 1/2]

 

[Name?]

Singapore, December 1978

Started SQ083 [?] – back again! – London – Bahrain – Bangkok, en route for Tokyo, 7 March 1979. Cont’d Siam Inter-Cont. Hotel, BKK [Bankok], Room 117. Distinctly under very hot weather. Cont’d SR304 BKK-Tokyo, 12.3.79 [???] Awful food. La Nausée at breakfast in hotel. I wonder what awaits me in T’o. I hope a return to sensory clarity! Finished as we come into land at H.K.

 

[NB. This transcript is very much a work-in-progress. All suggestions gratefully received WG]

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The Sea and Poison by Shusaku Endon [Part 2/2]

 

 

[Name?]

Tokyo, 24 March 1979

Started in Tokamachi & cont[inued] in Imperial Hotel, 25.3.79. To Honolulu tomorrow, homewards at last. Cont’d 26.3.79. Narita Airport, under siege by airport protesters. Farewell to Japan. Cont’d & finished [?] 26.3.79, Pan-Am 830, Tokyo-Honolulu. Painful [?] novel.

 

[N.B. This transcript is very much a work-in-progress. Any suggestions gratefully received. Info on airport protests here. WG.]

 

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A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd

 

 

6th Aug, 1983

My love,

or rather ‘my good man in Oxford’ – to curb all depression and potential grumpiness –

Barbara

Your Chinese Roots by Thomas Tsu-wee Tan

 

 

11.12.2006

Dear [full name]

I give this book to you in memory of your grandmother who passed away at 8.00 am 8 Dec 2006 to be with Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven.

I pray the Lord Jesus Christ will always bless you & protect you.

From:

Your Uncle James [surname]

A Book of Milliganimals by Spike Milligan

 

YADHTRIB YPPAH

!WERDNA

eikcaJ evol fo stol

xxx

xx

x

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The Inner Eye by Nicholas Humphrey

 

I had read this book before my interviews for Oxford and it gave me confidence to discuss some aspects of human ‘consciousness’.

Dominic

(I found the book today, 29 December 2013, clearing my dear Dad’s bookshelves in the dining room at 151.)

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Percy Jackson & The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

[pipe n lighter smuggle combo]

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[kiss]

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How To Go To The Movies by Quentin Crisp

 

March 1992

Well Alex, remember how you decided not to buy anything for anyone when you were away last year unless an item cried out to be brought home for someone? Well this threw itself at my feet & threatened to commit Hari Kari if I didn’t get it for you.

Enjoy!

[heart] Alex

Every time I climb into bed, I am a virgin.  Miles 10-11-26

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain by Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone

 

To Tom

from Ben

Christmas 1982

May your dice always be kind to you