FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE

Fireflies and Chocolate, Ailish Sinclair, GWL Publishing 2021 (available through Amazon) In 1607 Jamestown was established and the early settlers soon began importing indentured European servants/laborers into the new world. The system of indentures in that period was similar to slavery, differing only in that those sold under indentures gained their freedom when they had …

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SUCH A WEEK

For the most part, our glorious leader, Dustbin Truthless, the Prime Ribber of Kanadoodle, is sitting back and smugly smiling at the antics of the opposition as they try to get some traction out of the latest political scandals.  First there’s the Minister of Deference, Hardhit Sandbag.  According to Erring O’Fool, leader of the Consumptive …

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Old Children’s Classic – Pinocchio

Pinocchio by Carol Collodi (my copy published by Simply Read Books, 2002, illustrated by Iasssen Ghiuselev) 1807 saw the first publication of Thomas Bowdler’s ‘Family Shakespeare’, an edition of the Bard’s works where all the parts deemed racy, blasphemous or otherwise unsuitable for the young or female readers were removed.  ‘Cleaning up’ tales for children …

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