This statue sits in front of the Newark Free Library in Delaware, which is one of my favorite places. Libraries are just so special to me, because I’ve loved reading and books my whole life, and while the library is pretty small, particularly in comparison to bigger city libraries, it still has these amazing cubbyholes with comfy chairs and these awesome glass cases where they show local pieces, like art from the high schools around here, and historical tools.
I thought it was really fitting to take this picture in front of a library, particularly one where I’ve spent so much time and love dearly, because of John Finnemore’s amazing way of manipulating words and grammar for comedic effect, and also all the allusions to literature he makes both in Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme. It’s one of the main reasons I’m such a huge fan of his.
So my message is this: Mr. Finnemore, thanks so much for your radio shows, particularly Cabin Pressure. The episodes are always so phenomenal, and the reader in me loves all the allusions to novels! Much love from Newark, Delaware, United States.
my contribution to the Lemons in Landmarks Project :)