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Goodreads review: Flying Visits

Flying Visits by Clive James.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars.

When I was younger, I think a bit of my sense of humour was shaped by Clive James. 796 more words


The Mrs Merton Show (24th December 1996)

Alas, there’s no festive border slapped round the opening titles this year. Humbug!

Having enjoyed two series in 1995, Mrs Merton sat out most of 1996 with only this Christmas Eve special airing (series three would begin in early 1997). 550 more words

Christmas Television

The Thief of Titles

I stole the title to this blog from the wonderful Clive James – the 5th volume of his memoirs The Blaze of Obscurity‘- it was as wonderful as the preceding 4 books were. 470 more words


Wise Words with Bruce Wise


Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics (Gaia)
          by I. E. Sbace Weruld

December 2014, Gaia of the ESA,
a data-massing satellite, with a diverse array… 1,828 more words


Songs versus poetry

I went to see Pete Atkin performing at the Poetry Cafe in London recently (if you need to know more about the songs that Atkin has written down the years with Clive James, try Ian Shircore’s fine book, … 662 more words


October 7 in history

3761 BC – The epoch of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).

336  Pope Mark died, leaving the papacy vacant.

1513  Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under  780 more words


National Poetry Day (Clive James)

Today is National Poetry Day, so I thought I’d share a poem that not only touches me but also reflects the Autumn season…

‘Japanese Maple’ by Clive James… 186 more words