“Once there was a very fine clock named Ticky.”

June 1, 2013 @ 2:33 pm | Filed under: Books, Picture Book Spotlight

“To be perfectly honest, Ticky,” said Professor John, “I do not care for grandfather clocks as a rule. They are so very tall that one can never look into their faces and see what they are thinking. But your grandfather must be a very special clock, and it is always a good thing to have an ancestor who lives in a castle.”

The Very Fine Clock by Muriel Spark, illustrated by Edward Gorey (1968)


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  1. What is it about Edward Gorey that makes him so irresistible?