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The Hive by Gill Hornby

In 1714’s The Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope wrote about a small (albeit creepy) incident – the appropriation of a piece of someone’s hair without permission – which caused a rift between two families. 340 more words

Alexander Pope

Time travel at the British Museum

If you’re after a bit of history why not pop into the British Museum in Bloomsbury. Here you’ll find enough culture and artefacts from centuries past to keep you busy for as long as you want. 589 more words

Hope Let Me Down

The nurse met us in the sterile, grey hall again. “We weren’t able to do the procedure, but there’s one more thing we can try.” At least three times, one nurse or another met us in the hall with essentially the same statement. 1,102 more words

Carole Sparks

Let No One Put Asunder

At my age, I suppose I should have learned to expect the unexpected, to revel in the entrepreneurism of a new and alien generation, and to wonder at its ability to see opportunity in the predicaments of others. 839 more words

Tuesday Poem-Alexander Pope

Ode On Solitude

Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
Content to breathe his native air,
In his own ground. 92 more words


Wednesday Words - Sometimes We Get It Wrong

I have always heard the supposed quote “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” But as I was researching misquotes for Wednesdays I discovered I’d gotten this wrong for years. 41 more words

Wednesday Words