THE DECTECTORISTS

The Detectorists, 2014 - 2016 BBC comedy series distributed by Netflix. What is it about the British hobbyist? Imagine having an attraction to trains that's so compelling, you'd spend all your spare time standing near or over rail lines to note the differences and distinctive characteristics of locomotives and what they pull. If standing in …

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THE HARRY AND MEGAN SHOW CONTINUES

I start this with a disclaimer - please don't confuse this blog with a book review – to do that I'd have to obtain a copy of Harry's book and actually read it - thereby helping support the lavish lifestyles of millionaire royals. On the other hand, was there anything in his book that wasn't …

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MOVE OVER, LADY BADEN POWELL

It's official! After months of agonizing, apologizing, handwringing and endless consultations, the Girl Guides have changed the name for one of their age categories. You no doubt remember that, starting with the youngest members, it used to be Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers. It's been over a hundred years since Lady Baden Powell came …

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STRUCTURES OF INDIFFERENCE BY McCALLUM & PERRY

Structures of Indifference by McCallum and Perry, University of Manitoba Press, 2018 - In September of 2008 Brian Sinclair, a first nation's man who, earlier in life, had lost both his legs to frostbite, wheeled himself into the emergency room of Winnipeg's Health Science Centre. He had an infection that was easily treatable. Sinclair was …

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BRING UP THE BODIES BY HILARY MANTEL

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel, HarperCollins 2012 A sequel to Mantel's celebrated 'Wolff Hall' (2009), 'Bring Up the Bodies' chronicles the life and machinations of Thomas Cromwell during the downfall of Anne Boleyn. The literary field is littered with movies, books and plays about Anne Boleyn. She has been portrayed as everything from …

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