During my current spell of homelessness, I’m spending some fruitful time in my local public library, which somehow makes a conducive environment to work on this amazing new film that I’m preparing about the 1995 New Year’s rituals in Gaoluo.
As I walk in, I’m always tickled pink [Best possible colour to be tickled—Ed.] by the sign
Lift to Upper Lending
which reminds me delightfully of both the elevator to eternity in The third policeman and (in Cold comfort farm) the fragrant Flora’s personal bible, The higher common sense by the Abbé Fausse-Maigre.
Upper Lending is not to be confused with Nether Wallop, or Little Trumpeted.
Titles spotted while randomly browsing the Religion & Mythology shelves:
The truth about angels
This girl is on fire