* NOW we are talkin’, yummy. Bouillabaisse.
1640 – Aphra Behn, the first English woman to make her living with her pen, was born (d. 1689) When she becomes a spy for Charles I the payment is so slow, she is put on debtor’s prison where she writes many of her earthy comedies.
1919 – Shirley Jackson was born (d. 1965)
1920 – Rosemary Sutcliff was born (d. 1992)
blog of note • Books Found have found a few novel uses for B-flute corrugated packing material.
worth reading • Bookworm Alan Chudnow has got a double post up about book condition grading.
banktoaster • BoingBoing is finally copying me. The great blog is offering their own free printable hi-res christmas card, this wonderful Goldberg-esque Roy Doty illustration at left.
obit of note • Richard Carlson, 45 author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.