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My London Cheat Sheet (Research List)

Australian speculative fiction writer, Narrelle Harris, recently wrote a blog post on A Cheat Sheet to London, with useful information links to aide in writing stories set in London. 400 more words

Ella Cara Deloria

[A wonderful photo of Ella Cara Deloria, found on the website for the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center]

Ella Cara Deloria (Anpetu Wastéwin “Beautiful Day Woman”) was born in 1889 on the Standing Rock Reservation in what is known as the state of South Dakota, USA. 546 more words

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Gird your loins folks, this is as tricksy a book as you’re ever likely to come across.

The second offering from Graeme Macrae Burnet, and shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, is a twisting, turning and often confusing tale. 608 more words


Charles Dickens and Timber Doodle, the Flea-Ridden Dog

In the mid-nineteenth century, Charles Dickens had a small, shaggy Havana spaniel named Timber Doodle. Dickens had acquired Timber during a visit to America and the little dog soon became his constant companion, even accompanying him on his travels. 661 more words

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The Prince's bloody nose

Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, chose a career in the Royal Navy and was captain of the frigate H.M.S. Galatea… 692 more words

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Brinkley — Coleridge's Criticism of Jeremy Taylor

Brinkley, Roberta Florence. “Coleridge’s Criticism of Jeremy Taylor.” Huntington Library Quarterly 13 (1950): 313–23.

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Day 1008: An Officer and a Spy

An Officer and a Spy is about the Dreyfus Affair. Of course, we know how the Dreyfus affair turned out, but in writing about it, Robert Harris has managed to infuse the story with suspense. 292 more words