“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)


    Related Posts

  • Instead of Posting Tonight
    Instead of Posting Tonight
  • Books on Deck
    Books on Deck
  • Booknotes: The Gammage Cup
    Booknotes: The Gammage Cup
  • Best Worst Fictional Family
    Best Worst Fictional Family
  • Little Things
    Little Things

Comments

One Response | | Comments Feed

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