Spare nose

Gogol’s short story The Nose is one of my favourites – not quite as favourite as The Overcoat but a close enough second. I was thinking about it today as I came across this useless fact: Admiral Nelson of Trafalgar Square has a spare nose lodging up the side of Admiralty Arch.

nelson nose

This is what I love about the world. You read something in a story that is completely brilliantly barking mad and then reality turns and says “well, actually…”

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