The Cotard Delusion

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Yeah. It’s been a while.

A few months ago I heard that the Grant Museum – the tiny, deeply fab­ulous zoolo­gical wun­der­kam­mer embed­ded deep in the throb­bing heart of UCL’s Blooms­bury cam­pus – was run­ning a short story com­pet­i­tion. The Grant is a delight­ful place, packed — and I do mean packed — with its curi­os­it­ies. A three-legged quagga! Glass slugs! A wal­rus’ penis bone! A jar of moles! And that’s not even the begin­ning of an intro­duc­tion to it.

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