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Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy. Startled policy person. Baffled former press officer and prelapsarian ex-bookseller. Mostly books, art, and suchlike.

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Joined Twitter 4/22/12


It’s the USPIS of sommeliers. https://t.co/qHuM6iQIDyOkay, now I’m thinking about it there was LOADS in my birthplan the hospital used and it made me much calmer having… https://t.co/IabpXAc83e
Retweeted by Alan BowdenI didn’t know how the birth would turn out, but I did know that I wanted either me or @WordsofMercury with the baby… https://t.co/FV3LaeQkik
Retweeted by Alan BowdenThe idea that women don’t have a clue what kind of pain relief they might want is kind of insulting.
Retweeted by Alan BowdenThey’re also a really useful way of thinking through your different options. I knew I didn’t want opioids because I… https://t.co/QN1x670gpn
Retweeted by Alan BowdenThis is particularly true if you have mental health issues. I wrote mine with my psychiatrist and midwife, and it i… https://t.co/yM2KvfzlGs
Retweeted by Alan BowdenLeaving aside that birth plans are fundamentally about consent and that’s not something to be laughed at, they can… https://t.co/2lM2uGKhWH
Retweeted by Alan BowdenNot impressed with all the laughing about birth plans that’s going round Twitter at the moment. OH NO I THINK I’M G… https://t.co/y5IuL6QQWT
Retweeted by Alan BowdenWere you so inclined, you might vote for my brother (David) and his band Mezcla in their respective Scottish Jazz A… https://t.co/e15heGHj5iAnd I am pleased. https://t.co/QFPHNNynlz @TNeenan Pray I don’t alter it further.
5/23
2018
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. https://t.co/NZtn9O5eTDBurke and Hare remains the worst—indeed, only—film in which I’ve appeared. https://t.co/5XC60AUFWs @canongatebooks I’m available. I’m not. Or am I? Now that I’ve got your attention: would you like to keep hearing from me? @EwaSR Ah, see, no one in books likes Amazon. @canongatebooks Neediness is a data turnoff, CGB.The imperative to write a chatty, distinctive, yet non-pleading GDPR email constitutes a public relations professional’s Vietnam. @leebrackstone @byers90 @elgrffths @EdEmmie @chris_power @mariagluc @FaberBooks @RCWLitAgency What a line. *excelle… https://t.co/RpUSckGPL3 @SusannahOtter In Dulwich! @VenetiaJM Thanks. I’m quietly pleased. @FMelroseWriter One hundred times this. It’s so strange and seems bizarrely regressive. https://t.co/O2G5yCOZlZ @john_self @vintagebooks Yes, I thought that. But they will insist on publishing the paperbacks for—quick calculati… https://t.co/hnE9dnpvMt @theLucyStrange Congratulations! Elephants are definitely In this season.
5/22
2018
@Isabelwriter 12th, but just got around to, y’know, books.Birthday books https://t.co/JL3HAtS1irApologies for the storm, London. We were given a barbecue today, so obviously that is the end of summer.
Retweeted by Alan Bowden @ALittleSpaniard I think that’s the beginning of Jurassic Park 2.
5/21
2018
20 mai 1799 :  Naissance d'Honoré de Balzac. Un écrivain qui impose un modèle de roman comme chronique de la sociét… https://t.co/mKX6jaxQU7
Retweeted by Alan BowdenRetweeting for « décapotable », parmi d’autres choses. https://t.co/SJBpSMjDdX
5/20
2018
@eggsbened Shoutout for you on Saturday Review re Red just now. @SarahGPerry We stayed in a glorious hotel in Bath. If they’d had a maternity unit, we might have stayed.Pithiness is more of a British than an American virtue.
Retweeted by Alan Bowden @EwaSR @mmdotcox https://t.co/Ltvq1vErmA
5/19
2018
Scribbling, scuffing, page folding and tearing. @john_self’s worst nightmare on @BBCFrontRow right now. @HMittelmark I’ve had it a while...Dare I? https://t.co/e6BTzGUnqlPals- here’s my story THE FOX, precursor to MIDWINTER which was on the wireless. Read perfectly by Peter Jackson:… https://t.co/YT2h1swUuY
Retweeted by Alan Bowdenyou haven't experienced life until you've seen Muppet outtakes https://t.co/D4b2OAgVJm
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5/18
2018
One of these men pictured is a BAFTA winner and has sired a BAFTA winner, so is probably worth listening to. Come a… https://t.co/M6WpIhsfl6
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5/17
2018
@SarahGPerry BuhlimeyBA Art History and Philosophy, MA philosophy, Morrisons cash office, PhD in philosophy, book blogger, bookseller, p… https://t.co/zxjXeINfDq
5/16
2018
this amazing poem in current LRB https://t.co/4e0u3dXABu
Retweeted by Alan Bowden @NuclearTeeth Honestly, I just assume it’s all Rylance these days. @NuclearTeeth No @jpsmythe Read them. Definitely @Andr6wMale BrazilAujourd'hui, nous sommes le quartidi 24 floréal, de l'année CCXXVI du calendrier républicain, jour de la valériane. https://t.co/DnDWJipwJQ
Retweeted by Alan Bowden @paraicodonnell Oof
5/13
2018
@EwaSR https://t.co/THkuFQRXYE @EwaSR Dressed like a betazoid. This is my theme tonight, okay. @EwaSR Poor woman! She did so wellOoooh @niven_govinden Oh no, never mind. @niven_govinden You asked for BPMs, Niven. Norway delivers. @EwaSR Nah, wormhole to Gamma Quadrant. @EwaSR It’s like the weird under-uniform in TNG films. @niven_govinden She’s very sad that the man has no hair.
5/12
2018
@michaelehughes @paraicodonnell @BCDreyer Hilarious, right? Amusing enough to be, dare I say it, ackno...no, I daren’t. @paraicodonnell @BCDreyer No that’s fine. Sure. Yeah, no, cool. @mmdotcox Doesn’t he know it’s Eurovision weekend? @sannewman And a 🗡 @Isabelwriter @BCDreyer I mean, the book will probably tell you it’s “jacket”, so the value is already, so to speak, being added. @maxjohnporter Please write this children’s book. @maxjohnporter Peak Bath @GuyLongworth Opportunities to Antagonise?This cold open alone is why #Brooklyn99 should be renewed. #RenewB99 https://t.co/eAxerOPNRC
Retweeted by Alan BowdenI’m reading Wilkie Collins and Brandon Sanderson at the moment: it’s making my head hurt. https://t.co/Dv5GTqFm1j @SarahGPerry Visceral piece @hearingvoice @literarti I request a livestream. @Tiny_Camels Honestly, he must be sick of Bovary by now.Chaps, I’m enjoying this: https://t.co/wCEEZXSxDQ @jpsmythe @marchingwithtea M prefers roast chicken....Peak parent: @marchingwithtea has bought children’ pear purée to make Bellinis. https://t.co/Awpwnpj9Ec @ALittleSpaniard Fruits de mer, obvs @hansmollman Not as bad as the time I thought cat food was pâté. I think I was 7
5/11
2018
@earlymodernjohn Is that like a Lipizzaner?I’m driving @marchingwithtea mad by not telling her what I want for my birthday. I’m sure she’s happy to receive suggestions.
5/10
2018
@BCDreyer Of course, the 70s actually ended in 1986. Common misunderstandingSo am I a nun or a soldier then? https://t.co/icAkyXwaXW
5/9
2018

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