RARA-AVIS: Amusing Book Titles

Thu, 9 Dec 1999 19:12:38 EST

Juri Nummelin writes: THE LEATHER ALBATROSS...Awful name! .... There is an English writer Derek Marlowe, who has written at
 least one HB novel, "Somebody's Sister" (haven't read it), and one spy
 novel, "Dandy in Aspic". And there is also Marlowe, some kind of a
On the other hand, I was so amused by the title "The Leather Albatross" that I repeated it to several people. Bill Crider tells us it refers to a holster, which makes perfect sense. I wonder too if there is a little tip to that stone falcon from Malta (which perhaps hangs like an albatross around the necks of belated writers). Anyway, it was the best title I'd seen until you mentioned, "Dandy in Aspic." Now that's excellent. --Doug

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