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Arthur Gray (1852-1940) wrote under the pseudonym Ingulphus for several years, and it was only in 1919 when his stories were collected as Tedious Brief Tales of Granta and Gramarye under Gray's own name that the identity of the author was discovered. 'The Everlasting Club' is a peculiar ghost story set in Jesus College Cambridge. A student drinking society has a peculiar set of rules, including the permanence of membership, regardless of whether the individual is corporeal (alive) or incorporeal (deceased). This, combined with an obligation to attend meetings on pain of awful punishment by the president, places an awful burden on the surviving members as slowly the original members die...read more
Arthur Gray (1852-1940) wrote under the pseudonym Ingulphus for several years, and it was only in 1919, when his stories were collected as Tedious Brief Tales of Granta and Gramarye under Gray's own name, that the identity of the author was discovered. The Necromancer is a strange tale set in Jesus College Cambridge in the time of Cromwell. A strange, reclusive fellow who specialises in mathematics and astronomy is suspected of necromancy and black magic. A series of deaths in the college from accidents and illnesses are feared to be a result of his conjuring. And then a strange cat is seen leaving his room at night and returning only hours later. What can the strange necromancer be up...read more
After all, tea is the drink! Domestically and socially it is the beverage of the world. There may be those who will come forward with their figures to prove that other fruits of the soil—agriculturally and commercially—are more important. Perhaps they are right when quoting statistics. But what other product can compare with tea in the high regard in which it has always been held by writers whose standing in literature, and recognized good taste in other walks, cannot be questioned? (From the Preface) A Little Tea Book is a clever book about all things tea- Eastern and Western tea history, stories, culture, quotes, and even poetry. A good little read for tea lovers everywhere. (Summary...read more