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Five Fascinating Facts about H. Rider Haggard

Fun facts about the life and work of Henry Rider Haggard, author of King Solomon’s Mines and She

1. He is the author of one of the biggest-selling books of all time. 819 more words


Another Haggard?

To my eyes, this man bears a resemblance to the author H Rider Haggard, whose family I’ve already referred to in my previous posts (see… 101 more words

Family History

Great Expectations . . . Or Not

Passing thoughts about books and authors:

In keeping with my idea of reading a “bucket-book” list, I recently started Dickens’ “Great Expectations.” I remembered having read it back in high school days and being absorbed in its world. 490 more words

The Vengeance of She (1968)

With Kristina over at Speakeasy featuring two versions of H. Rider Haggard’s famed story (1935 and 1965) I thought it was time to look back at the sequel to the 1965 Hammer Films release that featured Ursula Andress as “She who must be obeyed.” This time out the leading character is played by Olinka Berova subbing in for Miss Andress. 564 more words

Daily Take

Palimpsest (for the lady)

‘Also call me not Queen – I am sick of flattery and titles – call me Ayesha, the name hath a sweet sound in mine ears, it is an echo from the past.’ 121 more words