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CHARLES DARWIN MEETS TURT (‘naked and loving it’) Repost

by Raji Singh (editor, archivist, archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing) The upcoming passage comes from the galley proofs of; THE BEAGLE HAS LANDED by Charles Darwin.  Fiction House Publishing, 1838.  Memos I am discovering in the Fiction House archives indicate the … Continue reading

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No. 59: THE ARCHEO-APOLOGIST AT WORK

by Raji Singh      This week I take respite from Shelva in the 1870’s, from the Rope Haired Man stalking her at the International Cat Boxing Tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia, and from the handsome young Czarevich who comes to … Continue reading

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No. 58: THE CZAREVICH’S TALE OF THE TRAVELLING FICTION HOUSE

by Raji Singh 1870’s St. Petersburg, Russia.  My great grandmother Shelva tells of her frightful girlhood experience, stalked by a mysterious Rope Haired Man.  From fear, she faints, awakening to… *     *     *      Peter the Great in fresco reaches … Continue reading

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No. 53: THE MAN VANISHES (on the way to the Czar’s Winter Palace)

By Raji Singh     (These girlhood memories of Shelva Fiction’s 1870’s Mother Russia:  I do not know if she wrote them then, or maybe nearly 100 years later.  A lady recently told me she thought she once saw a movie … Continue reading

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NO. 48: CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK – UNCLE VANYA MEETS THE GOWNED GUNSLINGER TURNED WORD FLINGER

by Raji Singh (archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing) Unearthing, almost daily, more stories and whimsical histories of Fiction House residents and writers.  Continuing here is my great grandmother Shelva.  She’s a little Moscow girl of the 1870’s, going on about Uncles … Continue reading

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No. 40: AN INVITATION FROM THE CZAR: ‘COME BOXING WITH ME’

by Raji Singh After the brutal Crimean War, to assuage the sometimes bestial nature of humans, a war-like sport rises to prominence in Mother Russia:  Cat Boxing. From the back alleys of Moscow, to the Czar’s lavish Palace at St … Continue reading

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No. 39: THE MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING CATS OF MOSCOW

by Raji Singh (excerpted from my great grandmother’s treasure trove of writings about her 1870’s girlhood) Part I:  PORTRAIT OF CECILY – a frequent and honored guest at our table one Moscow summer. We always dress for dinner:  Mama, I, … Continue reading

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No. 16: CHARLES DARWIN MEETS TURT (‘naked and loving it’)

by Raji Singh (editor, archivist, archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing) The upcoming passage comes from the galley proofs of; THE BEAGLE HAS LANDED by Charles Darwin.  Fiction House Publishing, 1838.  Memos I am discovering in the Fiction House archives indicate the … Continue reading

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