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Do you speak Dublin?

A Dyoublong childhood reminiscence. Translation, gloss and notes towards a festschrift available upon receipt of postal order for 3/6.  Limited voleskin-bound edition available for a Guinea. The day we went on the hop we met two blokes who were on … Continue reading

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A Seasonal Keats and Chapman Moment

With all due respect and admiration for the Keats and Chapman vehicle invented by Flann O’Brien aka Myles na gCopaleen, here is a seasonal offering: Glutted on the over-indulgences of the festive season, Keats and Chapmen were enjoying a bracing … Continue reading

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The Thing About Christmas is…..

As a bonus gift for readers of The Brothers’ Lot, we are proud to present this second solstice-related seasonal spin-off in which Lar Lawrence and Con Conway, still in the employ of Brannigan Brothers, discuss the spirit of the Rare … Continue reading

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Outtake from The Brothers’ Lot

Editing, rewriting: How true is the find your favorite bits and cut them maxim? Continue reading

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My Keats and Chapman Moment

Keats and Chapman were visiting Prague when they ran into the young Franz Kafka. Kafka, though reluctant to insinuate himself into their company happily obliged when Keats asked if he would show them around the beautiful city. Continue reading

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Another visit from the landlord

The landlord:   [Simultaneously knocking and opening the door] I’ve come about them eyeballs. Myself:  Oh, there you are!  Sure I left them out on the landing for you on Friday. The landlord:  Friday?  Friday?  What would you be doing that for?  … Continue reading

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A visit from The Landlord

The Landlord:  [Simultaneously knocking and opening the door]  Well, there you are.  I was starting to wonder.  You do know you haven’t said a word in here since March 13? Myself: I do. The Landlord: Well you know we can’t … Continue reading

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