A bust of Edward Lear was unveiled at the Cavalieri Hotel in Corfu on 24 May. The article also mentions an Edward Lear society I had never heard of before. Here is a picture of the bust by Franco-Hellenic sculptor Margo Roulleau-Gallais:
One more thing I did not know was that the Harold B. Lee Library “is fortunate to own several original letters and drawings by Edward Lear.” And they give a sample I don’t remember seeing before:
More on old Derry-down-Derry:
- Yonghy Bonghy Bo in India, JOST A MON blog.
- Edward Lear at the Summer House of Eden, Maddy’s Ramblings blog.
- There Was a Young Man Named Lear, by Arthur Clark, originally published in Saudi AramcoWorld, July-August 1986, pp. 2-9.
- Why is Edward Lear almost forgotten these days? There’s nothing so English as nonsense, Guy Stagg in the Telegraph.
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