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Stovold's Mornington Crescent Almanac 2002
by Graeme Garden | Humor
Registered by jalna of Wrexham, Wales United Kingdom on 3/1/2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Ladkyis): travelling


20 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by jalna from Wrexham, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, March 01, 2004

10 out of 10

This one is actually part of my Personal Collection, but is being allowed out on a special Ring.

The Almanac and The Little Book of Mornington Crescent are travelling together, heading off to Loopy1 to-day.

Please see the Little Book's Journal entry at
http://bookcrossing.com/journal/1394242
for their itinerary.

NB The Almanac is in a Ring, not a Ray, and should be returned to me at the end. (I can't bear to part with it!) 


Journal Entry 2 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, March 04, 2004

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A nice handy-sized book, which promises to entertain, if not to enlighten!
I'm not sure whether Mornington Crescent even possesses a reasonable explanation at this stage, but I look forward to finding out. Thanks Jalna! 


Journal Entry 3 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 17, 2004

7 out of 10

Well, I'm entertained but none the wiser. This is a handy sized book - it just fits into my briefcase to be read before lessons start. My favourite bit was the short story in it - full of silly lines.
This book has stayed with me long enough. It can now go and torture the next poor person who is naively thinking this book will answer all their questions about Mornington Crescent ;-) 


Journal Entry 4 by Moondreamer from Sandhurst, Berkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 18, 2004

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This arrived safely this morning - thank you loopy1 and Jalna.

In true ring fashion, 4 other ray/ring books have arrived in the last 4 days, but this looks like a good 'dip in' book; I will send it on to the next 'player' as quickly as possible. 


Journal Entry 5 by Moondreamer from Sandhurst, Berkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 07, 2004

7 out of 10

Thanks for the warning, loopy1!

I particularly enjoyed the excerpt from a novel by Agatha Crescent, and chuckled at the thought of the legendary Northern Line Express at the Edgware Underground Terminus; I lived in and next to Edgware for several years, and there were certainly times when 'legendary' was exactly the right word!

Thanks, Jalna, for sending this out. No wiser, but certainly more entertained! 


Journal Entry 6 by Moondreamer from Sandhurst, Berkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 07, 2004

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Posted to Angi612uk this afternoon, first class to try to 'avoid' Easter! 


Journal Entry 7 by angi612uk from Exmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Saturday, April 10, 2004

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Just arrived this morning. Looking forward to reading it, andthe Little Book of Mornington Crescent that is travelling with it. 


Journal Entry 8 by angi612uk from Exmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 21, 2004

10 out of 10

Excellent little book. It promised to tell me all about Mornington Crescent but failed miserably. I am none the wiser! My diaphragm muscles ache from laughing so much however, so I am quite happy to be kept in the dark.

Posted today to Chris/ gooner 


Journal Entry 9 by Gooner from March, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 23, 2004

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This arrived this morning - will make an attempt to fathom the mysteries of Morning Crescent asasp. I've managed for a whole lifetime so far without understanding a word of it and am relying on this book to help. ;-)

Thanks to Jalna for sharing it with us. 


Journal Entry 10 by Gooner from March, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 08, 2004

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I haven't put a numerical rating on this book, as I did not really have time to do it justice.

I just dipped into it and enjoyed what I found. Thanks for making the book available to us, Jalna, and thanks to Angi612uk for forwarding it on to me. 


Journal Entry 11 by Shylock from Skipton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 13, 2004

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Rec'd today,and expecting to be thoroughly confused & unenlightened when i journal again! 


Journal Entry 12 by Shylock from Skipton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 24, 2004

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Yep, absolutely none the wiser,but what do i care! A cute book to dip in & out of,and being an Agatha Christie fan p24-33 particularly consoled me for my continued ignorance.

On to weebly tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 13 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 29, 2004

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Thanks, this will be some nice light relief after the heavy going books I have read recently. 


Journal Entry 14 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 22, 2004

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I had a good few giggles at this and the other mornington crescent book. Still none the wiser at the rules, but I think I could win the game at a push! My Dad really enjoyed reading it too while I cleared the decks from the rings that arrived ahead of these little books.

Posting onto Daemonwolf today for her to have a giggle too! 


Journal Entry 15 by DYI-991976 on Wednesday, June 30, 2004

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A quick read, yay! I foolishly said I had no rings or rays with me and look what happens - 3 arrive in one day. :) 


Journal Entry 16 by DYI-991976 on Saturday, July 31, 2004

7 out of 10

I'm so sorry this had a month's stay with me, due to work and the Unconvention and trying to cram more things into my day than anyone can... posting on Monday after thoroughly enjoying! Thanks Jalna.

This has been reviewed over on my book blog, all comments welcomed! 


Journal Entry 17 by DYI-991976 at book ring in Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, July 31, 2004

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Released on Saturday, July 31, 2004 at book ring in Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release Controlled Releases.

Onwards with the Little Book. 


Journal Entry 18 by YowlYY on Wednesday, August 04, 2004

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The Almanac for the Mornington Crescent game has reached me today with his companion and I am really looking forward to dipping into it...only one dilemma...shall I read first the bookray or this bookring?
Thanks to Jalna for allowing this little book a vacation trip around the UK...it will be returned soon, hopefully before my move! 


Journal Entry 19 by YowlYY on Tuesday, August 10, 2004

10 out of 10

This book, like the companion bookray, is really too funny and didn't help in clarifying any of the mysterious rules of the Great Game either...If I have to vote for a favourite section of the Almanac, I'd say the recipes...absolutely crazy! And no, I won't be trying them at home ;-)

Thank you Jalna for allowing this book to be passed on as a bookring...it is going to be posted back to you today! 


Journal Entry 20 by jalna from Wrexham, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, August 12, 2004

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The little book arrived back home safely this morning. Thank you to everyone who has taken such good care of it. I have enjoyed reading all your comments and am so please that I was able to assist in your enlightenment with regard to Mornington Crescent! 


Journal Entry 21 by jalna at Courtyard Coffee Shop in Llangollen, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, September 08, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (9/8/2007 UTC) at Courtyard Coffee Shop in Llangollen, Wales United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

I am taking this along to a BCUK meet today and if no one claims it there I will release it somewhere in the vicinity. 


Journal Entry 22 by dolph1n from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 08, 2007

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Taken from the meet up at Llangollen. We had a lovely day with pleasant company and cakes! Thank you. 


Journal Entry 23 by dolph1n from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 20, 2007

8 out of 10

Well, I'm with everyone else, entertained but none the wiser. I guess that is the whole point of the game though! 


Journal Entry 24 by dolph1n from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 21, 2007

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I am sending this out on a ray.
The running order for this is
Cassiopaeia
Molekilby
Cyzaki
Celticseahorse
Geetheflea
Rahar109
Jellybaby531
CaterinaAnna
AnglersRest

May I suggest that whoever ends up with it at the time of the Convention brings it there, as we are planning to have a little game to bamboozle - erm, I mean entertain? - our colonial cousins. 


Journal Entry 25 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, September 24, 2007

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Many thanks Dolph1n, this lovely little almanac arrived in this morning's post. Really looking forward to getting started. 


Journal Entry 26 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, September 28, 2007

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Well, now I know why my strategy was going astry! Thanks to this little book I have now sorted out my diagonals from my obliques and I know which is the longest, the northern or cental line as well as the relevent phases of the moon, the Builder's Moon being the most erratic.

I will pass this to molekilby at the Cardiff meetup on Saturday and I hope it will add just as much illumination to his game plan. Many thanks Dolph1n and Jalna for this little gem. 


Journal Entry 27 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, September 29, 2007

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Passed to me today. Along with a number of other tomes! I have already made a start as it is only small and my judgement had become a little (though not a lot) impaired at the meeting. Will read and pass on soon. 


Journal Entry 28 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 02, 2007

7 out of 10

A pleasant read. The only part I was unhappy about was that it didn't give fuller attention to Lord Knaresborough influence on the game. Still plenty of word play to make it interesting. 


Journal Entry 29 by Cyzaki from Southam, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 27, 2007

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This arrived this morning, thank you. Looking forward to reading it and improving my game, maybe I'll have to make a trip to Mornington Crescent in tribute! 


Journal Entry 30 by Cyzaki from Southam, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 28, 2007

8 out of 10

Sorry it's taken me so long to read such a little book! I could give you excuses like I've been busy with my new job, and with NaNoWriMo, but you don't want to hear excuses so I'll just apologise and swear it won't happen again :-)

I enjoyed reading it, I don't know a whole lot about the game but I have played it a few times and it was nice to get this insight into the history of such a prestigious pass time.

I will pass it on to Celticseahorse asap.

--
Cyzaki, who is nevertheless a very private person. 


Journal Entry 31 by celticseahorse from Newquay, Cornwall United Kingdom on Friday, December 07, 2007

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Arrived safely nice little book for this time of year :-) 


Journal Entry 32 by celticseahorse from Newquay, Cornwall United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

7 out of 10

I'm also non the wiser :-) Some bits I found more amusing than others..but a nice light read for a change..
Will contact Geetheflea to confirm the address and send on its way.
Thanks for the ring.xx 


Journal Entry 33 by geetheflea from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, March 07, 2008

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Arrived this morning with great postcard of hairy feet from celticseahorse. Looking forward to reading the book to solve the mysteries of Mornington Crescent and will make room for the postcard on the art gallery space that is the front of my fridge. Thanks Dolph1n for organising! 


Journal Entry 34 by geetheflea from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, March 14, 2008

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"Tooting Bec is considered impolite when there are ladies present, and should never be ignited" :)

Sent to Rahar109. Thanks dolph1n for organising! 


Journal Entry 35 by wingrahar109wing from Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, March 17, 2008

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Arrived safely in the post this morning, thank you.
It's a little book, so shouldn't take me too long. (Now where have I heard that before!) 


Journal Entry 36 by wingrahar109wing from Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Thursday, March 20, 2008

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I thought I'd better read this book sharpish as it is (hopefully) going to the Convention which is in *gulp* four weeks and there are three readers after me.

I'm even more confused now than I was before I started! I would have liked to learn more about Thrathulthrith the Throth, but I suspect he was a steady rather than inspired player.

Thanks for sharing, dolph1n and Jalna.

PMing Jellybaby531 for her details. 


Journal Entry 37 by wingrahar109wing at -- controlled release in -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Released 10 yrs ago (3/26/2008 UTC) at -- controlled release in -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Posted to Jellybaby531.
Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 38 by Jellybaby531 from Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 29, 2008

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Received yesterday thank you - I will read it asap and pass on, as I gather it has a date at the Unconvention next week! 


Journal Entry 39 by Jellybaby531 from Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 29, 2008

9 out of 10

This book had me laughing out loud at such gems as 'Shot himself. Sadly Missed.'
I thought the Wisden parallels were very funny (not that I'm an avid reader of Wisden but my brother collected them so they were always lying around at home) the MCC and the Ashes will never be the same...
My favourite part was the book reviews, also good to see Mrs Trellis of North Wales making a guest appearance! Obviously I'm none the wiser re. the rules, but somehow that doesn't surprise me!
The book is now off to CaterinaAnna.

Ann/jellybaby531... a steady rather than inspired player.... 


Journal Entry 40 by Caterinaanna from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, April 07, 2008

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Arrived safely at the next destination. 


Journal Entry 41 by Caterinaanna from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 15, 2008

8 out of 10

Best move in a foreign language
Crouch End Tiger, Hendon Dragon

Not sure why that part in particular tickled my funnybone, but it was the bit that elicited the loudest guffaw in a book read smilingly throughout.

Looking forward to the opportunity to put some of this wisdom to use in the near future (see release note below).

Thank you all previous players on this Circle Line.
 


Journal Entry 42 by Caterinaanna at Ring/Ray in By hand, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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Released 10 yrs ago (4/18/2008 UTC) at Ring/Ray in By hand, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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This will be packed with the Oystercard to be passed on to AnglersRest at the Convention. 


Journal Entry 43 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Sunday, April 20, 2008

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Rec from CaterinaAnna at the Convention. Looks a fascinating little book.... 


Journal Entry 44 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

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A curious little book. I really will have to Goggle Mornington Crescent! I see that I am last on this, where is the book to travel too next? 


Journal Entry 45 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

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Now on its way to Ladkyis 


Journal Entry 46 by Ladkyis from Newport, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, July 07, 2008

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received this morning, I look forward to reading it, safe in the knowledge that it will tell me nothing about the game and everything I could want to know about nothing in particular. 


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