Tab Content
  • kev67's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 AM
    I am not sure I like this Frank Gresham. I let ride him calling Mr Moffatt a muff for saying he would vote to let Jews stand for parliament. SPOILER...
    0 replies | 50 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-30-2020, 05:59 PM
    kev67 started a thread The election in Dr Thorne
    The election chapter was quite interesting. It reminded me a bit of Middlemarch when Mr Brooke stood for parliament. Looks like electioneering...
    0 replies | 58 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-21-2020, 07:16 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread All the Latin in Ulysses in Ulysses
    I thought Trübsal was the cow's name. We'd give cows names like Buttercup or Lily back before farming was industrialised. So that's two phrases...
    9 replies | 395 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-21-2020, 05:53 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread All the Latin in Ulysses in Ulysses
    I thought Euters meant udder, but I did not know what Trübsal meant. I looked up the Irish phrase using google translate. It means skenl inn ban a...
    9 replies | 395 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-21-2020, 07:26 AM
    kev67 replied to a thread All the Latin in Ulysses in Ulysses
    As examples, there is a line on p555: ‘Per deam Partulam et Perundam nunc est bibendum!’ There are also a couple of sentences of German on that...
    9 replies | 395 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-19-2020, 04:27 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread All the Latin in Ulysses in Ulysses
    Irish is a pretty sounding language. Irish schoolchildren in the south learn it, but it is not used in conversation much. The only time I remember...
    9 replies | 395 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-19-2020, 04:10 PM
    kev67 started a thread Roger Scatcherd in Dr Thorne
    I am enjoying Doctor Thorne more than Barchester Towers or The Warden. It seems to operate a bit more in the area of books like Bleak House, North...
    1 replies | 199 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-18-2020, 03:15 AM
    In this blog, someone has replied that Pemberley was based on Chatsworth, which had 85,000 acres. £10,000 (Darcy's income) divided by 85,000 is 2...
    1 replies | 226 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-17-2020, 03:08 PM
    kev67 started a thread All the Latin in Ulysses in Ulysses
    James Joyce was a talented linguist. I have read quotes of German (I think), Italian, Spanish and French; no Irish, slightly surprisingly, but lots...
    9 replies | 395 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-17-2020, 02:52 PM
    There's a bit at the beginning of the book when one of Squire Gresham's tenant farmers says that after years of paying one pound 15 for some acres,...
    1 replies | 226 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-17-2020, 02:07 PM
    Hester should be repenting, according to her community.
    5 replies | 3977 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-11-2020, 05:47 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread Your thoughts on Ulysses in Ulysses
    I have been googling why Ulysses is good, and I found this section: Ulysses, in other words, is a justification of the effort it takes to read...
    22 replies | 6996 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-09-2020, 01:06 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread Your thoughts on Ulysses in Ulysses
    I was understanding it, but now I'm not understanding it again. James Joyce seems to have changed the standard word order of grammatical English for...
    22 replies | 6996 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-08-2020, 09:04 AM
    According to the essay by D. H. Lawrence in the back of my copy, Pearl is the scarlet letter incarnate. She's bright, she's colourful, she's naughty,...
    5 replies | 3977 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-08-2020, 08:54 AM
    Can't help wondering: did Hester Prynne have more than one dress?
    0 replies | 215 view(s)
  • kev67's Avatar
    06-06-2020, 04:41 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread Your thoughts on Ulysses in Ulysses
    The book is making more sense now. The writing changes in style quite a bit. I enjoyed the pub scenes. The drinkers were talking nationalist...
    22 replies | 6996 view(s)

101 Visitor Messages

  1. View Conversation
    Hi, Paul. How are you these days?
  2. View Conversation
    Hey there. We haven't spoken in a while. Thought I'd stop by and see if you still come to Lit Net. Hope things are well.
  3. View Conversation
    Would you like to vote in our short story competition final?
  4. View Conversation
    Would you like to vote in our Short Story Competition Final?
  5. View Conversation
    Very busy at work, though things should slow down toward end of September.
    Not familiar with the Gollancz sci fi, but am interested in the general topic. I'll do a search.
    Speaking of the lads, mine is now into his second week of his first year at the university.
  6. View Conversation
    I was catching up the "Captain's Reading Log" thread, looks like you're getting a bit of reading in. I was curious though, I recalled some time back you were considering Dostoevsky The Idiot, I believe it was. Did you decide to carry through with it?
  7. View Conversation
    Would you like to vote in the Short Story Contest?
  8. View Conversation
    Checking in. We're overdue for an allotment update.
  9. View Conversation
    Similar case with me- difficult to find time for the Forums lately although, it is due in part to my dedicating more time to reading.
    I'm working on Mark's book, continuing with Solzhenitsyn, Plutarch's Lives and the Beast of Boggy Creek.
    When I get some time, I put a little more effort toward promoting the Beatnik theme for our next gathering.
  10. View Conversation
Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 10 of 101
Page 1 of 11 123456 ... LastLast
Page 1 of 11 123456 ... LastLast
About Paulclem

Basic Information

Date of Birth
December 21, 1963 (56)
About Paulclem
Favorite Author:
Favorite Book:
I am married with two teenage children.
Coventry, West Midlands
I enjoy cycling, gardening and, of course, reading.
I am a Programme Manager for literacy. I also teach English.


Total Posts
Total Posts
Posts Per Day
Total Albums
Total Photos
Visitor Messages
Total Messages
Most Recent Message
01-19-2016 02:54 PM
General Information
Last Activity
05-31-2016 11:43 AM
Join Date

23 Friends

  1. Alexandra S. Alexandra S. is offline

    Victorian thoughts

    Alexandra S.
  2. Devilio Devilio is offline


    • Send a message via Yahoo to Devilio
  3. dizzydoll dizzydoll is offline


  4. Gilliatt Gurgle Gilliatt Gurgle is offline

    Clinging to Douvres rocks

    Gilliatt Gurgle
  5. Heathcliff Heathcliff is offline

    Bright Star

  6. Jack of Hearts Jack of Hearts is offline

    Registered User

    Jack of Hearts
  7. kev67 kev67 is offline

    Registered User

  8. Lacra Lacra is offline

    I am a dream of a dreamer

  9. laky laky is offline

    Registered User

  10. libernaut libernaut is offline


Showing Friends 1 to 10 of 23
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
View Paulclem's Blog

Recent Entries

Holiday in Seville

by Paulclem on 08-11-2014 at 01:26 PM
It's the first holiday abroad in a number of years and I'm here in Seville with my son who is 22 in order to reinvigorate his interest in Spanish and open the possibility to him of working in this culture as an option.

I think it has worked. He loves the city and often takes off wandering around the place for hours. (My irritating company might also provoke this too, but I remain upbeat).

I like the city too. We went on a river cruise today past the Moorish Gold Tower

Read More


Drama on the Green

by Paulclem on 08-26-2011 at 08:19 PM
About three weeks ago I was walking my Jack Russell as usual on the Green near our house and I noticed a crow hopping about the field. There had been quite a few crows about the field this year, with at least two couples producing offspring.

This crow stood out as it appeared to have no tail feathers. I proceeded to watch it from a distance, and it became clear that it couldn’t fly. I continued to see the crow, and usually another pair with it or nearby. I presumed they were its

Read More


Maths Again

by Paulclem on 08-21-2011 at 03:14 PM
A few weeks ago, my Boss came and asked me if I would like to change my role in the organisation. I’ve been a Literacy Programme Manager for a few years, but recently, with the insecurity in the Public Sector, I have studied Maths in order to give myself another iron in the fire.

So, as I did the L3 exam through my organisation, this has been noted.
As an incentive I was offered the chance this year to study for a L5 Maths Subject Specific Qualification at Warwick University.

Read More


A Tale of Two Franks

by Paulclem on 08-09-2011 at 08:33 PM
When we moved into our house, we discovered to our delight that the close – a dead end road with no through traffic - had quite a community of old folks living in it. It was very friendly, and, as my wife and I don’t drive, we would regularly see the other residents wandering round to the shops or walking the dogs. We soon got to know all of them, in particular Old Frank who lived over the road.

He was an irascible, bluff character who had served in the Fleet Air Arm in WW2. He would

Read More


Retiring Colleagues

by Paulclem on 07-29-2011 at 08:16 PM
The ones coming to the end of their careers I mean. Not the quiet ones that we all have to watch.

Yes it was a funny day today – I won’t say weird as it didn’t have any supernatural content, in the strictest sense of the word. It was funny watching the unfolding of a last day after watching the unfolding of the last six months.

It happened that my colleague, who sat opposite me all year, decided to take voluntary redundancy in order to enjoy her horse riding and all

Read More

Updated 07-30-2011 at 03:49 AM by Paulclem