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Faye and Bubbles spend several weeks trying out May through dozens of bizarre possible roles at Union Robotics
A giant flying leaf crashes on the outskirts of Northampton and a very, very disoriented Alice staggers out
Clinton tells Claire about his view of the Bubbles/Faye relationship; comedic misunderstanding follows
Momo and May tell Faye the story of Charlie and Calcula, the first human and AI to marry
Steve and Cosette are marched into a wedding planner's office by Tortura
Padma comes to Northampton to persuade Renee to be her matron of honour
Marten and Claire TRY to have a date night; complications ensue due to their friends' chaotic lives
Spookybot approaches Emily for a dog-sitting gig but there is very obviously a hidden agenda
Brun and Elliott have an agonising conversation about what to do if you feel attraction to someone
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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 3531 to 3535 (24th to 28th July 2017)  (Read 33413 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3531 to 3535 (24th to 28th July 2017)
« Reply #150 on: 01 Aug 2017, 21:14 »

My oldest book
*low whistle*
Wow.

I don't have the proper storage/display for a book that old.
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"Broken swords and dragon bones scattered on the way back home."

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Re: WCDT Strips 3531 to 3535 (24th to 28th July 2017)
« Reply #151 on: 01 Aug 2017, 21:17 »

'Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero' from 1848.

With the original illustrations. Thackeray drew his own illustrations, so they are PART OF THE BOOK! but no modern publisher will include them.  I've been trying for years to find such an edition.

Maddeningly, this doesn't say too much about the illustrations...

https://www.createspace.com/7165643

BUT.. this looks promising...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/282564162246?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=46481853114&rlsatarget=pla-327226398402&abcId=1129006&adtype=pla&merchantid=101715732&poi=&googleloc=1007321&device=c&campaignid=861899468&crdt=0
My copy has a simple red cover, the date I got is from the letter that also serves as the forward, as no date is shown on either side of the title page.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3531 to 3535 (24th to 28th July 2017)
« Reply #152 on: 03 Aug 2017, 20:55 »

'Tacit' meaning an agreement that goes without saying. So they're both promising to always wear pants?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3531 to 3535 (24th to 28th July 2017)
« Reply #153 on: 17 Aug 2017, 16:14 »

Tacitly, Hanners agrees to wear pants and Winslow agrees never to punch Hanners' butt.  8-)
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