Turn Left at the Dead Badger

the adventures of penelope gray, writer

about Bernard

If you have never before heard of the magnificence that is Black Books, drop everything and watch these clips now:

Clip One

Clip Two

Clip Three

That is Bernard Black. That is my hero. That is what I want to be when I grow up. A crotchety, wine-drinking, cigarette-smoking bookstore owner.


I can’t really do anything about the Irish thing at this point, unfortunately.

And he’s a brilliant writer! Here you can see him collaborate with his assistant, Manny, as they write the greatest children’s book the world has ever known.

Genius. Pure, undeniable genius. I wish I were half so talented.

Oh, and if you’re wondering where the blog name is from, skip to about 55-60 seconds into this video.

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