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27th February - On This Day In History


1932 Elizabeth Taylor (actress)


2002 Spike Milligan (actor & comedian)

On This Day:

1844 Dominican Republic gains its independence (from Haiti)

Have a good Monday, 27th February… 31 more words

“The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”

—Elizabeth Taylor.

Thought For Today

Elizabeth Taylor and the Holocaust: The Story of Montage by Jean-Luc Godard

On the 27th of February 1932, Elizabeth Taylor was born in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England. She was born with a rare condition called distichiasis, which in her case manifested itself as double rows of eyelashes around her eyes. 673 more words


A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor

After reading The Sea by John Banville, I feared I might get into a reading slump. Luckily, Elizabeth Taylor saved me with her delightful book –  525 more words


Memorable Oscars Moment - Nudie Run

In 1974, as David Niven was introducing Elizabeth Taylor at the Academy Awards, photographer and gallery owner Robert Opel ran past in the nude.

In one of the greatest ad-libs* in history, Niven noted: 89 more words


A Start in Life by Anita Brookner

Back in September last year, I read an early Anita Brookner, Providence (1982), a novel I loved for its central characterisation and sensitive portrayal of life’s disappointments both large and small. 1,711 more words

Book Reviews

February Astromusings - Happy Birthday Pisceans!

Pisces the two fish
swim through
the unfathomable depths
Body and soul bound by
the silver cord
The soul struggles to
break free of its earthly bonds… 3,454 more words