i. From Suffolk to Sussex then (the former sounding like a vulgarised form of the latter; a sullying of the sex act that a certain heresiarch of Uqbar might have approved of, believing as he did that copulation is — along with mirrors — “abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men”¹).
¹ No fear of reproduction on Tlön however, it is seemingly a world devoid of women.
iv. Another Thomas, the musician Thomas Dolby, played keyboard on Belinda Carlisle’s 1988 hit Circle in the Sand. Dolby’s great-great-grandfather built the maltings in Snape, Suffolk where in 2011 Aldeburgh Music hosted an event celebrating the legacy of German writer Winfried Georg Sebald.