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Arthur Laurie Burke (1887-after 1916)

I added a new page on Arthur Laurie Burke. He was a salesman for the London and Lancashire Life and General Assurance Association. He lived at 2047 Pendrell Street in 1913.


Meet Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson’s poetry collection, Pelt (Bloodaxe, 2012), won the Seamus Heaney Prize and was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

She is a Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University and her monograph,  13 more words


My Summer Reading 2014

This summer became a bit of a blur because I wasn’t as engaged with my reading as in past summers. There were too many tasks that needed to be done and everything fell to myself because it’s only me now. 1,151 more words


William David Burdis (1846-1933)

I updated the page on William David Burdis. He was the secretary of the British Columbia Canners’ Association. He lived at 1869 Comox Street… 32 more words


James J. Corbett: A Biography of the Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Popular Theater Headliner - by Armond Fields

I recently saw the 1942 movie Gentleman Jim, with Errol Flynn as the boxer, James J. Corbett. It was a rip-roaring good movie with an excellent performance from Flynn and full of well enacted boxing matches. 1,287 more words


Better than Fiction: Biographies with Kick

When faced with the life story of an accomplished person, more than a few people will make an excuse to read something else. Biographies have an undeserved reputation for being ponderous, even boring tomes that linger on minutae. 637 more words


Meet Nick Jowett

Nick Jowett was educated in Sheffield and at Cambridge University. After teaching Classics in secondary schools for four years, he worked as a vicar in the Sheffield Diocese, retiring in 2012. 63 more words