OLD BATTLES

There’s quite a storm brewing in ‘Murica now that the GHIT’s appointees on the SuperPreen Court are set to strike down the fifty year old law that legalized abortion.   The ‘Publican Party and their traditional supporters are making sure that the moment the law is struck down, every kind of abortion will be illegal in …

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THE WHITE SHIP BY CHARLES SPENCER

The White Ship by Charles Spencer,  William Collins Publishing, 2020 – Even if you slumbered through your English history lessons, you might vaguely remember 1066 as the momentous year when the Normans under William the Conqueror squashed the Anglo-Saxons at the battle of Hastings and took control of the country.  The next date to jog …

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STORYTELLER – THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF ROALD DAHL

Storyteller – The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock, Harper Press, 2010 – Roald Dahl once boasted that children all over the world would invite him into their houses for a cup of tea.  With 250 million copies of his books sold, he remains one of the best selling children’s authors in the …

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JANE AUSTEN’S EMMA IN THE MOVIES

Jane Austen’s Emma – 1996 & 2020 After ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Emma’ is possibly the most popular of Jane Austen’s novels and there have been several cinematic versions for those who enjoy viewing to reading.  If you’re like my DDD and dismiss Austen as a novelist whose sole preoccupation is having her characters married off, …

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