Quote of the day

“(Car journeys are the frowning parentheses at the start and end of any good holiday).” - Joe Dunthorne, Submarine (2008)

With so many people traveling in the UK this weekend as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this witticism by poet and novelist Joe Dunthorne struck me as particularly apt. A very funny man, his official biog over at Faber & Faber tells us that:

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His debut novel, Submarine, published by Hamish Hamilton, won the Curtis Brown Prize. His poetry has been published in Poetry Review, New Welsh Review and Voice Recognition.

You can follow him on Twitter: @JoeDunthorne and his homepage can be found at:  www.joedunthorne.com/

Happy Bank Holiday weekend to all, even if it is raining where you are (as it is here). Regular service at Fedora will be resumed shortly …

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4 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Mike Ripley says:

    SILVER Jubilee? Has the Daily Telegraph been lying to me? Or does this mean I have to go through the Eurodisco Eighties all over again?

  2. Patti Abbott says:

    We fly if we can although plane flights have become longer than drives now.

    • Door to door I dare say that is probably true Patti – well, not exactly an option if you’re traveling between the Berkshire and Oxfordshire border though … Submarine is an excellent book in the Salinger mould incidentally – thought I should get that in there at least.

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