Monthly Archives: September 2011

A in Susan Howatch

Spoilers alert…. A stands for Ashworth and Aysgarth. Both are active in the late 1930s, Ashworth as a professor of Divinity and Aysgarth as an archdeacon. Ashworth narrates the first book,  while Aysgarth makes his first appearance in the second, … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug

I’ve two books on sale at Amazon’s Kindle store: a novel called Class, which is a silly runaround comedy about a newly-qualified teacher who gets into some stupid situations, fired and then investigates corruption at his school, and a book … Continue reading

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The Spandau Ballet

..is a dance of loneliness and death. Rudolph Hess, the bizarre deputy head of early Nazism, the stranger who was somehow Hitler’s No2, flew to earth in 1941, claiming he carried an offer of peace. At Nuremburg he barely listened, … Continue reading

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Film Star

So the film is out and has garnered some impressive reviews.   David Thompson gives us a few samples of some less impressed critics here: http://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2011/09/elsewhere-48.html#comments I’ve left a couple of comments there (David’s comments threads are usually pretty in-depth … Continue reading

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The Solar System of the Olden Days

These days, we’re used to pin-sharp images of the edge of the universe and we take for granted that we can see distant stars as disks – which used to be a tenet of astronomy that this did not happen. … Continue reading

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Nuclear Poetry

                    War and Peace the time has now come for you and your family to make everything ready in case an air attack happens   This does not mean that war … Continue reading

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Too True

h/t Torygraph blogs

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