These miniature landscapes, painted on the sides of nineteenth-century books, were recently discovered at the University of Iowa.
Jokes (of varying degrees of hilarity) for grammar nerds.
Adding to the indignity of Richard III’s parking-lot exhumation, scientists have now discovered that the monarch had worms. “Thy broken faith hath made the prey for worms,” wrote Shakespeare, calling it.
Speaking of cross-pond exhumation! “Exhuming Poirot is disrespectful towards Agatha Christie’s careful burial,” argues John Sutherland in the Guardian.
Fans of the Fifty Shades series are outraged at the casting for the upcoming film adaptations; a petition is circulating and already boasts 7,300 signatures. The producer has taken to Twitter to defend himself.
The Agatha Christie estate has granted permission to author Sophie Hannah to write a new Poirot mystery.