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Book review: “The Bastard of Istanbul” for Elif Shafak

I have never been to Istanbul. The Bastard of Istanbul, through its pages, took me there. I first read the French translation when I was younger and did not really grasp its significance as much as I did now, re-reading it in English. 577 more words


Telling the Story of WW1 Through Devoran War Memorial Casualty Lists Year by Year 1914 to 1915

You can tell much of the story and events of WW1 by studying the average town or village war memorial. As Russian writer Tolstoy wrote, … 2,447 more words


Modern Art Monday Presents: Florine Stettheimer, Family Portrait I

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In Florine Stettheimer’s frequent group portraits, her family and friends are not only clearly identifiable, but represented in attitudes that express their inner selves — an idea with roots in Symbolist painting of the late nineteenth century.   115 more words


#766 Peter Copley / Moshe Dayan - 20 May 1915

Peter Copley

Peter Copley (20 May 1915 – 7 October 2008) was an English television, film and stage actor. TV credits include: Danger Man, The Saint, The Avengers, The Forsyte Saga, The Troubleshooters, The Champions, Department S, Doomwatch, Z-Cars, Sutherland’s Law, Tales of the Unexpected, Miss Marple, Lovejoy, The Bill, Cadfael and One Foot in the Grave. 220 more words


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#738 Monica Dickens / Denis Thatcher - 10 May 1915

Monica Dickens

Monica Dickens, MBE (10 May 1915 – 25 December 1992) was an English writer, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens. She wrote a number of children’s books; the Follyfoot series of books followed on from her earlier adult novel Cobbler’s Dream, and were the basis of a children’s TV series, also called Follyfoot, produced by Yorkshire Television. 190 more words