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Re: Books!

News from the rare book world: Shakespeare's personal annotated dictionary has been found.

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/boo ... 3707q.html

I bet your antagonists would like to put his soul in a bottle...
by Taavi
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:48 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: Books!
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: (GMB) OOC

So, here I am. I must apologise for leaving you all in the lurch. Since we got back from Tasmania I have had one crisis after another, or so it seemed. Things are a bit more stable now but I can't yet tell whether my time will be more available going forward, or if demands will mount once again. So,...
by Taavi
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:01 pm
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: (GMB) OOC
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Grant's Military Bookshop - bookhounds of london recruit

Grants is still open for fine and rare book sales, and we have a vacancy for anyone wishing to play Mr Grant the bookseller. People are free to redesign the character to taste, within some limits.
by Taavi
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:38 am
 
Forum: Existing Games Looking For Players
Topic: Grant's Military Bookshop - bookhounds of london recruiting
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Re: (GMB) OOC

Thanks for letting us know Laraqua.

When I get back from holidays I will put up a call for anyone interested in stepping into Grant's shoes.
by Taavi
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:43 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: (GMB) OOC
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: (GMB) OOC

Hi all,

The family and I are taking a 2 week camping holiday starting in a couple of days - so I will probably be off air until early February. See (read?) you all then.
by Taavi
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:38 pm
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: (GMB) OOC
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: The British Library Reading Room (Day 3)

As the reading room is now closing for the day, the men of Grant's venture once more into the street, returning to their musty haunt, or perhaps in search of a refreshing beverage?
by Taavi
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:55 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: The British Library Reading Room (Day 3)
Replies: 20
Views: 1946

Re: Down these labyrinthine streets...

Luke pulls John hurriedly away from the Hansom cab. As the two glance fearfully over their shoulders, they see a conservatively dressed businessman, clutching his Times and umbrella and checking a fob-watch, blindly rush up the station stairs and climb into the cab. The door snaps shut like a mouset...
by Taavi
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:05 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: Down these labyrinthine streets...
Replies: 46
Views: 1817

Re: (GMB) OOC

Happy New Year everyone! Tomorrow I resume work so look forward to wasting my employer's time on Grant's once again (you know the soviet joke, they pretend to pay me...)
by Taavi
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: (GMB) OOC
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: The British Library Reading Room (Day 3)

Just to note: I've heard from both Bookman and Andyw666 that they will be rejoining, but due to the season, travel etc it may be delayed.
by Taavi
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:29 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: The British Library Reading Room (Day 3)
Replies: 20
Views: 1946

Re: Down these labyrinthine streets...

The door of the hanson cab opens. Long John Sees,the dead Field Marshal beckon him towards the open door with a skeletal hand. He has a sudden conviction that to step into the cab is to die. Maybe even to have been dead since Ypres. Luke Sees,Seated within the cab is a skeleton, dressed in the heavy...
by Taavi
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:48 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: Down these labyrinthine streets...
Replies: 46
Views: 1817

Re: Down these labyrinthine streets...

Long John hops forward to look into the passenger area, and sees... What Long John sees,A distinguished-looking, elderly military gentleman. It is Field Marshal John French, British commander at the disastrous Battle of Ypres where John lost his leg, and dead these last eight years. http://upload.wi...
by Taavi
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:03 pm
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: Down these labyrinthine streets...
Replies: 46
Views: 1817

Re: Down these labyrinthine streets...

As the two men stand in the courtyard of Charing Cross, looking askance at the street lights, they are abruptly forced to jump aside by a horse-drawn hansom cab - a rare sight since the War. The driver yells something at them in antiquated cockney slang before pulling up at the station's taxi rank.
by Taavi
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:22 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: Down these labyrinthine streets...
Replies: 46
Views: 1817

Re: Down these labyrinthine streets...

Perhaps anticlimactically, the Underground station appears much the same as it always does, full of the frenetic bustle, screetches of metal and oily smells of the modern age. Following their noses and subliminal promptings from Stevenson, the two men descend and then reascend again, as they have do...
by Taavi
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:05 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: Down these labyrinthine streets...
Replies: 46
Views: 1817

Re: Monday in London (Day 3)

The postman's knock announces the delivery of a letter to the shop. The letter is addressed to Mr Harwood c/o Grant's Military bookshop, in a feminine hand. The envelope is a soft, thick paper, suggesting money. There is no return address, but the envelope is closed with a wax seal with some sort of...
by Taavi
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:59 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: Monday in London (Day 3)
Replies: 99
Views: 8978

Re: The British Library Reading Room (Day 3)

Jory will endeavor to request back issue newspaper articles relating to scandals involving Dr P Caslett and also recent scandals involving the Kings College Hospital. OOC,Can Jory spend a pt of Library Use on this? One item of interest from some years ago is found in some press clipping files. Dr C...
by Taavi
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:24 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: The British Library Reading Room (Day 3)
Replies: 20
Views: 1946

Re: The Savoy Hotel, The Strand

The man sneers. "Oh yes, and how 'small' a consideration are you talking? For your supposed help? I don't think they welcome beggars in this establishment."

The waiter arrives with the drinks tray.
by Taavi
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:14 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: The Savoy Hotel, The Strand
Replies: 14
Views: 1298

Re: Down these labyrinthine streets...

Luke, Long John and Marmaduke continue on the route marked by Harwood , which leads them on from Leicester to Charing Cross Station. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Charing_Cross_in_the_19th_century.jpg As the two men walk towards the grand Victorian edifice, their attention is su...
by Taavi
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:01 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: Down these labyrinthine streets...
Replies: 46
Views: 1817

Re: (GMB) OOC

Hi all, Thanks for what (I hope) has been your patience. I am now attempting to climb back into the saddle. A quick roundup of Bookhounds relevant news: Cubicle 7 is doing a Cthulhu Brittanica: London Kickstarter , finishing in 6 days. Naples is hit by an astonishingly large and lucrative theft of a...
by Taavi
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:22 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: (GMB) OOC
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: The British Library Reading Room (Day 3)

How much time is left before the Reading Room closes? If time permits, I shall spend a new point in History and request 15th-18th century travelers accounts from the Levant, focusing on anyone who might have passed near this "Chorazin" place in their travels. Failing that, perhaps some Cl...
by Taavi
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:59 am
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: The British Library Reading Room (Day 3)
Replies: 20
Views: 1946

Re: (GMB) OOC

Hi everybody, I'm very sorry for this long and unscheduled absence. I work in the Australian public service - as some of you might know, we have just had a change of government and this has meant a lot of extra work. I've been dealing with some mental health issues too. All of which has left me a bi...
by Taavi
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Grant's Military Bookshop (A Bookhounds of London Game)
Topic: (GMB) OOC
Replies: 284
Views: 13031
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