28 January 2011

Good Grief!

The distance from Corby, England to Boston,Massachusetts is 3226.58 miles. My copy of Heather Clark’s The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes was mailed from Corby. Thanks to atrocious weather and US postal inspections/security measures, it took 49 days for the copy to reach me.

This distance, 3226.58 miles, is roughly the same distance as from Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas, Mexico to Boston, which Google Maps tells me I can walk in 43 days, 19 hours via the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The moral of the story is if you want something from England, it would be faster to fly over there yourself and buy it... I hope to have a review of this much anticipated book in February...

2 comments :

Julia said...

Yeah, it's a bit chilly to swim it...

;-)

Peter K Steinberg said...

True. I should have added in the blog post that by purchasing The Grief of Influence through OUP's US site or Amazon.com, you can probably avoid the unpleasant delays...

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