Stovold's Mornington Crescent Almanac 2002
20 journalers for this copy...
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
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!)
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!
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 ;-)
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.
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!
Posted to Angi612uk this afternoon, first class to try to 'avoid' Easter!
Just arrived this morning. Looking forward to reading it, andthe Little Book of Mornington Crescent that is travelling with it.
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
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.
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.
Rec'd today,and expecting to be thoroughly confused & unenlightened when i journal again!
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.
Thanks, this will be some nice light relief after the heavy going books I have read recently.
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!
A quick read, yay! I foolishly said I had no rings or rays with me and look what happens - 3 arrive in one day. :)
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
book ring in Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, July 31, 2004
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
on Wednesday, August 04, 2004
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
on Tuesday, August 10, 2004
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!
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
Courtyard Coffee Shop in Llangollen, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, September 08, 2007
Released 11 yrs ago (9/8/2007 UTC) at Courtyard Coffee Shop in Llangollen, Wales United Kingdom
WILD 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.
Taken from the meet up at Llangollen. We had a lovely day with pleasant company and cakes! Thank you.
Well, I'm with everyone else, entertained but none the wiser. I guess that is the whole point of the game though!
I am sending this out on a ray.
The running order for this is
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.
Many thanks Dolph1n, this lovely little almanac arrived in this morning's post. Really looking forward to getting started.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Arrived safely nice little book for this time of year :-)
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
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!
"Tooting Bec is considered impolite when there are ladies present, and should never be ignited" :)
Sent to Rahar109. Thanks dolph1n for organising!
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!)
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
-- controlled release in -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Thursday, March 27, 2008
Released 10 yrs ago (3/26/2008 UTC) at -- controlled release in -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Posted to Jellybaby531.
Received yesterday thank you - I will read it asap and pass on, as I gather it has a date at the Unconvention next week!
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....
Arrived safely at the next destination.
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
Ring/Ray in By hand, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Released 10 yrs ago (4/18/2008 UTC) at Ring/Ray in By hand, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This will be packed with the Oystercard to be passed on to AnglersRest at the Convention.
Rec from CaterinaAnna at the Convention. Looks a fascinating little book....
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?
Now on its way to Ladkyis
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.