The Adventures of Donald McQueen, Bibliographer

The Adventures of Donald McQueen, Bibliographer

In the ancient University town of Noxford (which is definitely not Oxford), Donald McQueen is Professor Emeritus of Bibliography and a Fellow of both Timor Mortis College and Unrewley House. McQueen's adventures begin one morning when he finds the ear-trumpet of Death in the anteroom of the Fellows’ Library at his College, and discovers its miraculous power to eavesdrop upon any time or place, any reality, and to hear even the thoughts of the people and animals around him. All the while, he continues his greatest adventure, his quest to uncover the truth about the mysterious Codex Assinorum, which has caused bibliographers so many sleepless hours, and broken teeth.This is a comical adventure for bibliographers, who will complain that there is too little bibliography in it, while non-bibliographers (the benighted majority) will complain that there is too much. Rest assured that the next chapter will contain more, or less, bibliographical humour ...... Show More

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September 7, 2020 34 min

Professor Donald McQueen (Bibliographer!) tries to leave Timor Mortis College for his London club, in search of a little peace in order to continue his researches into the Codex Assinorum. But he is waylaid by a series of real and spectral visions, and gets caught up in an absurd episode of the 1970s television series The Venus Probe ...

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Professor McQueen recalls the dispute which arose over the mystery of the Codex Assinorum, and the teeth it cost one of the protagonists, before being distracted again by the Ear-Trumpet of Death and hearing of the tragic end of the world's most fragrant vampire ...

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Professor Donald McQueen learns to control the Ear-Trumpet of Death, and tries to pursue the mystery of the Codex Assinorum. But he is distracted by the doings of his embarrassing older brother Starwheel (who wishes to be a star of the musical theatre), the continuing saga of the world's most fragrant vampire, and the thoughts of his beloved cat ... among other adventures!

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June 1, 2020 31 min

Welcome back to Timor Mortis College, Noxford, where Professor McQueen pursues the bibliographical mystery of the Codex Assinorum while continuing to be distracted by the ear-trumpet of Death, through which he hears of foul-mouthed wombles, windy vampires, monstrous Archers and superhuman chavs.

Parental advisory: A little strong language can be heard in the closing minutes of this chapter.

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May 4, 2020 30 min

McQueen discovers the ear-trumpet of Death, and begins his adventures in the worlds it opens up to him, in the past, the future and in other realities, while pursuing his true destiny as the explicator of the mysterious Codex Assinorum. Exclamation marks abound! 

Written and performed by Paul W. Nash.

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