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Random Play: The glittering prizes

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  • Richard Kyle,

    Congratulations ...always like your writing and reviews....and just in time for those thinking about getting in early for that Christmas shopping! Well done.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • andin,

    List of levitating saints

    Saint Alphonsus Liguori
    Saint Archangela Girlani
    Saint Catherine of Siena
    Saint Christina the Astonishing
    Blessed Christina von Stommeln
    Saint Edmund Rich[4]
    Saint Francis of Paola
    Saint Francis Fasani
    Saint Francis Xavier
    Saint Gemma Galgani
    Saint Gerard Majella
    Saint Holos - Armenian Saint and "faith healer" ( Armenian Apostolic Church )
    Saint Ignatius Loyola
    Saint John Bosco
    Saint John Joseph of the Cross
    Saint Joseph of Cupertino[5]
    Saint Ludgardis of Tongeren
    Saint Luke Thaumaturgus (Luke the Younger)[6]
    Saint Martin de Porres
    Saint Michael Garicoits
    Blessed Miguel Pro
    Saint Paul of the Cross
    Saint Peter Claver
    Saint Peter of Alcantara
    Saint Philip Neri
    Saint Teresa of Avila
    Saint Thomas Aquinas
    Saint Seraphim of Sarov.

    There used to be a lot of flying christians, nowadays not so much.
    Curious. In the present climate mebbe throwing a bone to the babybeamers turning all conservative just like their parents, would have been the way to go. Saintly idiot perhaps?

    Spring is here, let the summer reading begin. I have a list your book is high on it.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1891 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Rowe,

    Good on you Graham, and good luck with it!

    There are those who are tireless self-promoters and those who promote themselves (which is what they put into their work), and you are clearly the latter. (Does that say what I want it to say?) Promote away!

    Let's see, music, travel, is there a novel locked up in there somewhere as well?

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 574 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Savidge,

    Levitation...or not?

    Somewhere near Wellington… • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    At the front of his very funny memoir Adolf Hitler, My Part in His Downfall, Spike Milligan wrote, if my memory is correct, “After Puckoon I swore I’d never write another book. This is it.”

    I have written another book

    Ah, but does your new one have the Last Turkey in the Shop or the White Eared Elephant in it?

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood,

    Very pleased that my blog-->book software was of some use to you, Graham. And very happy for the opportunity to have an early look at 'The Idiot Boy...". It's a great read, folks -- particularly the title piece, which is a real cracker!

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Rik,

    I thought I would buy both books together however one is available through some sort of Amplifier shopfront and the other is available directly through Publicaddress Books...can this be simplified?

    Good luck with the new book.

    Since Jun 2007 • 130 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    Good luck with the new book.


    But if the title of this post is a reference to the mid-70s series of BBC television plays, I'm not really getting the allusion =)

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3215 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    But if the title of this post is a reference to the mid-70s series of BBC television plays, I'm not really getting the allusion =)

    Well I suppose it is either that or the Simple Minds song.

    Or the British Lord Chancellor 1918-22 , who I believe coined the phrase.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    An allusion to the prized tenements of Birkenhead?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Venetia King,

    Good for you. I own a copy of Postcards from Elsewhere and re-read it recently, so I'm looking forward to the new one.

    I enjoyed listening to your conversation with Kim Hill on the weekend, although I didn't hear the whole thing. Felt rather pleased with myself for having worked out it was you as she didn't give your name till quite a while after I tuned in.

    Talk of prizes always reminds me of a Billy Connolly show I went to some time after he'd missed out on a bunch of awards for Mrs Brown. I don't remember much else of it, but his "gimme th' fookin' shiny thing!" still has its place in our household's collection of catchphrases...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 117 posts Report Reply

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