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Here Be Dragons

November 12, 2013 | by

On this day, 1933, Hugh Gray took a the first image to be identified as the Loch Ness Monster. He described it as an 'object of considerable dimensions, making a big splash with spray on the surface of the Loch.'

On this day in 1933, Hugh Gray took the first image to be identified as the Loch Ness Monster. He described it as an “object of considerable dimensions, making a big splash with spray on the surface of the Loch.”

We were talking of dragons, Tolkien and I
In a Berkshire bar. The big workman
Who had sat silent and sucked his pipe
All the evening, from his empty mug
With gleaming eye glanced towards us:
‘I seen ’em myself!’ he said fiercely.

C. S. Lewis

 

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A Panorama of ‘Gunnar’s Daughter’

May 10, 2012 | by

A ten-foot-tall panel illustrating the 1909 Norwegian novel by Sigrid Undset. Now largely forgotten, Undset won the Nobel Prize in 1928. I think her books deserve more attention. Gunnar’s Daughter was published a century ago but takes place in the Middle Ages and has all the great dark and bizarre appeal of Icelandic legend recycled for an Edwardian audience ready to be shocked. Click in and scroll down for the whole story.

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