E.B. White’s Lady is Cold Cover Surprise

      This morning’s outside temperature of 8 degrees made me think of the cover of The Lady is Cold,  E.B. White’s first book, published in 1929. I knew of the book — a collection of his poetry published in The New Yorker and FPA’s column, The Conning Tower — because I’ve had the cover image on my desktop

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The Algonquin

  The  holiday season reminds me of the Algonquin Hotel, and once reminded I only have to look across my desk to the snowglobe pictured above.  It was given to me years ago by friends who stayed at the hotel for a day or two.   I threw together the little scene above for Ink Spillers. The snowglobe sits atop

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Booksellers post Big New Yorker Book of Dogs cover

  Thurber fans will certainly enjoy the cover and content of the upcoming Big New Yorker Book of Dogs now posted online at your favorite mega-bookseller site.  The 416 page hardcover book is due October 30, 2012 (Random House). The online description reads, in part: This copious collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover

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