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Catalogue, Arranged by Issue, of All Material That Has Appeared to Date in Bikwil

Issue 1, May 1997
Issue 2, July 1997
Issue 3, September 1997
Issue 4, November 1997
Issue 5, January 1998
Issue 6, March 1998

Issues 7-12
    Issues 13-18    Issues 19-24    Issues 25-30    Issues 31-36    Issues 37-42    Issues 43-48    Issues 49-54    Issues 55-60

 

Author Catalogue    Series Catalogue    Title Catalogue

 

 

Issue 1, May 1997
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And Now, with a Modest Flourish of Cornets and Sackbuts . . .

Tony Rogers

Editorial announcing the first issue of Bikwil
Go, Little Bikwil Bet Briggs A salute of encouragement in verse to our new venture
Bats in John Bull's Belfry Tony Rogers Musings on Edith Sitwell and her English Eccentrics
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop What is the Mexican Wave really?
Web Line Tony Rogers Two vastly different sites: Sydney Morning Herald and Land o' Useless Facts
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Woody Allen, T.S. Eliot, W.C. Fields, Mohandas Gandhi and Anonymous
Postal Fever Tony Rogers Review of the completely free print magazine Heritage NSW
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Fizzgig Revisiting the collaborations between jazz trumpeter Miles Davis and orchestrator/conductor Gil Evans

Issue 2, July 1997
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Another Newsletter Bites the Dust

Tony Rogers

Editorial reporting reader response to the first issue
"All My Efforts to Get a Horse Have Been Unsuccessful" Tony Rogers Part 1 if an article on arguably the greatest war correspondent of all time, William Russell
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Sir Thomas Beecham, Jerome K. Jerome, Miss Piggy, Marcus Valerius Martial and Dan Quayle
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Language pedantry
Web Line Tony Rogers How a national radio network ABC Radio National makes use of the Internet
The Reverence of Spring Bet Briggs A cathedral of flowers
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Fizzgig Alan Plater's TV mini -series Oliver's Travels

Issue 3, September 1997
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Bursting at the Seams

Tony Rogers

A couple of letters from the mailbag
"All My Efforts to Get a Horse Have Been Unsuccessful" Tony Rogers Part 2 and conclusion of an article on war correspondent William Russell
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Herman Melville, Dorothy Parker, Rev. Sydney Smith, Mark Twain and Anonymous
The Grasshopper and The Kid Glove Kid Bet Briggs The poet reminiscences on a middle-aged dancing duo
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Jabberwocky et al.
Web Line Tony Rogers Democracy in action on the Internet, together with some news about Thomas Crapper
Larick and the Aratronts (1) Harlish Goop A Bandersnatch paglet, to be compielded 
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Fizzgig Whence the name Fizzgig?

Issue 4, November 1997
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As Usual, Oddballs Galore

Tony Rogers

The Editor introduces the challenge of the Twelve Billiard Balls Puzzle
What a Difference a Tree Makes! Bet Briggs Response to the wonder of trees, both in prose and in verse
Transatlantic Messages Tony Rogers In praise of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Woody Allen, Sir Winston Churchill, Rodney Dangerfield, W.C. Fields and Steve Race
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop A look at Pam Peters' Cambridge Australian English Style Guide
Web Line Tony Rogers Three more curious sites: Dead People Server, Find the Spam, Klingon Language Institute
Off-key in the Kitchen Percy So begins our Dreadful Doggerel series
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Fizzgig Sizing up Oscar Peterson's jazz piano technique

Issue 5, January 1998
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Immolation Imminent

Tony Rogers

Editorial announcing that the November 1998 Issue will be devoted to composer Richard Wagner
Inadvertent Doggerel Tony Rogers Funny, isn't it, how the Victorian era was prone to fits of unconscious bad verse composition?
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Samuel Butler, Alfred Hitchcock, Groucho Marx, Dorothy Parker and Anonymous
Falling Leaves Bet Briggs An autumnal poem
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Acronyms
Germany Then and Now The Man from Abdera An Aussie immigrant revisits the land of his birth
Web Line Tony Rogers Internet access to libraries
Orchestral Complaint Katisha Some verses from a former member of the "I'm-Sorry-I'll-Play-That-Again" Orchestra
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Fizzgig Has humourist Frank Muir unearthed the oldest joke in a European language?

Issue 6, March 1998
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Unbalanced Music of the Spheres

Tony Rogers

Editorial on the dearth of solutions offered by readers to the Twelve Billiard Balls Puzzle
A Town Like Abdera, or The Republic of Fools Bet Briggs Some literary sleuthing pays off
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Ernest Newman, Mark Russell, Rev. Sydney Smith, a Spanish Proverb and Queen Victoria
Why Me? Allan English Musicians get to meet some odd people
Twelfth Man Found Wanting Tony Rogers In the absence of any other solution to the Twelve Billiard Balls Puzzle, the Editor provides his own
Where Three Ways Meet Various A new column of trivia, with contributions this time from Sockrates and Harlish Goop
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Palindromes
Web Line Tony Rogers Classical music on the Internet
From the Back Verandah Fizzgig Some hot gossip surrounding the old music-hall ditty Daisy, Daisy


 

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