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City of Ladies by Sarah Kennedy

Expected publication: October 14th 2014 by Knox Robinson Publishing

Catherine Havens has found herself in a unique position as a married former nun.  She seems to have beaten all of the odds against her and now has possession of the home lost by her mother’s family.  228 more words

Don’t Try This at Home – (so this is definitely not) Experiment 12.5

In 1939, Mary Tudor, a speech-pathology graduate student at the University of Iowa, conducted an experiment on a group of orphan children in an attempt to determine what factors influence stuttering behaviour. 254 more words


The Shakespeare Mask written by Newton Frohlich

Guest post by MJW

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In spite of the extensive peppering of PhDs amongst the collaborators thanked in  Acknowledgements  no one thought to proof read Mr Newton Frohlich’s material. 340 more words

Book Review

1st October 1553

Today in 1553, Queen Mary I, whom would otherwise come to be known as “Bloody Mary,” was crowned Queen of England. Mary I was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon, and the half-sister to Queen Elizabeth I. 53 more words


Turtle doves, architecture, music and fountains of wine

The turtle dove mourns the husband she has lost from Richard de Fournival’s ‘Bestiaire D’amour’ (1250)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen (or heard) a turtle dove, a bird once common in the south of England but now increasingly rare and on the  1,638 more words