Today I realize…the POWER of the Cambridge University Library! If I can find the limited edition copy (that is, out of 326 copies in circulation, 300 numbered and 26 lettered) of Beckett’s ‘Beginning to End’ that feature Edward Gorey’s drawings, the UL must be powerful. Quite. Rather. With long arms. Tentacles. And they have one precious precious copy in the Rare Books Room! My senses are tingling.

By the way, it’s also Gorey’s 88th birthday today. Thank you Google Doodle.

By Edward Gorey