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29th September 2013 at 1:58 pm in reply to: A question regarding the life and times of Jerome. #580
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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY seanwiles 04 February, 2006, 10:03:19 PM
This is a mysterious and interesting tale, I would like to know more, is there some connection between john phillips stafford and julius stafford baker? if not the stafford bit is a hell of a coincidence.
also , who was Phil May?
and “a few guineas” was quite a lot of money to pay an apprentice in the 1890’s
ORIGINALLY POSTED BY seanwiles 15 September, 2005, 02:36:16 PM
The boat is called a Thames Skiff or Camping Skiff, which is a skiff with places for one , two or more rowers and a steersman in the stern. The camping skiff has a canvas cover which can be fitted at night to form a floating “tent”. if you send me your E-mail address to email@example.com I will send you a picture taken from the last trad boat rally on the thames of one, or you can look at http://www.tradboatrally.com and view the pics of unpowered boats,look at “thomasina” which is a good example.
To research Jerome, and with more exact details on his death,buy a copy of Joseph Connoly’s critical biography, http://www.abebooks have several.
I think he was in a coma at the end , so had George or Carl been present they would have had little to say of any great significance.
ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Renaissance_Dreamer 16 June, 2005, 04:43:22 PM
I have thought of doing that…was it fun? Or was it completely rained out.. like their return journey! ❓
ORIGINALLY POSTED BY seanwiles 13 April, 2005, 09:32:10 PM
I doubt VERY much that you will be able to hire a steam boat!!however, jokes apart, I think you might be able to hire a skiff, which is the type of craft the famous three made their trip in. I think you might enjoy it more, as the operation of a steam boat is a very time consuming bussiness indeed. I speak from experience, and believe me , between stoking the fire, filling the boiler, lubricating the motion, and general attention to the works, you dont even have time to watch the world go by.let alone drift off into a “brown study” as Jerome was prone to do.
ORIGINALLY POSTED BY bercired 08 April, 2005, 04:53:34 PM
First I read it in Hungarian and loved it immediately and now I am living in London and I have just read it in Ennglish and it has the same effect on me. The funny thing is that now I live in Kew, three minutes walk from the riverbank and I think I’ll go and rent a “steamlaunch”.
ORIGINALLY POSTED BY RuthieG 12 October 2009, 13:53:18
I don’t know if you are aware of the Librivox recordings of various Jerome K. Jerome works. Librivox volunteers make audio recordings of public domain works and release the recordings free and without restrictions as MP3s.
These are in the catalogue so far:
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, read by Czechchris
Stage Land, read by David Muncaster
Tea-table Talk, read by Ruth Golding
They and I, read by Debra Lynn
Three Men in a Boat, read by various readers.
Three Men on the Bummel, read by Peter Yearsley, is also nearing completion.
There are also a few other items in short works collections. The complete listing (which, rather irritatingly, lists all the various sections of Idle Thoughts separately) may be found at this link.23rd August 2013 at 4:19 pm in reply to: Three Men in a Boat First Edition – hopefully – for charity #211
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY jesthepres 16 February 2011, 11:17:57
Not an intrusion! Your enquiry is what the Forum is for. It does sound like a first edition / first state, doesn’t it. But the endpapers you describe and the damaged spine sound like it is in less than mint condition. Without a photo it is difficult to evaluate – and even then I’m not sure what a damaged first edition / first state would fetch in the current economic climate. Any ideas anybody? Perhaps someone will make you an offer if you post a photo…or just make you an offer anyway, as it’s for charity.