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New Statesman | Why I find the prospect of an apocalypse comforting

“Cosy catastrophe” is the nickname the sci-fi writer and historian Brian Aldiss applied to the works of John Wyndham, author of The Midwich Cuckoos and The Day of the Triffids. 115 more words


The Medieval World and the Medieval World View

The Medieval Period stretches from the fall of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Renaissance, or more precisely from the abdication of the last Roman Emperor, Romulus Augustulus, in 476, (which marked the advent of the medieval papacy and the coming of the Dark Ages) to the death of Richard III, the last Plantagenet (and last medieval) king in 1485 and the establishment of the Tudor Dynasty in England – or alternatively (for these are necessarily local dates) the final expulsion of the Moors from Spain and the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492, or the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 and its rebirth as Istambul, or the setting-up of the first printing press in 1450 at Mainz in Germany; to the Renaissance in Italy, the Reformation in the north … 503 more words

Medieval Life

The Mouse and his Child by Russell Hoban

'There seems to be a good deal more to the world than the Christmas tree and the attic and the dust-bin. Anything at all might happen I suppose.'

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Book Review: Charlie the Tramp written by Russell Hoban illustrated by Lillian Hoban (5oth Anniversary)

About the Book and Author: http://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/short-stories/charlie-the-tramp

Great quote: “That is how men are,” said mother. “They all want to be tramps.”

Charlie is a young beaver who has glamorized and idealized the life of a tramp. 490 more words

Book Review

Charlie The Tramp-By: Russell Hoban and Pictures By: Lillian Hoban 50th Anniversary ***Giveaway***

I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this book before. In my 28 years I have never heard of Charlie the Tramp. I recently got a chance to review a special 50th anniversary hardcover copy of this book, and instantly fell in love! 363 more words

The Big Give: Christmas Challenge Blind Auction

As part of our Christmas Challenge fundraising we’re auctioning off a rare Christmas read by Russell Hoban. Find out how to get you hands on this little-known Christmas classic! 380 more words

The Reader

Of Bernie, Belloc, and "A Bargain for Frances"

Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds; regulating it solely by the law of the marketplace fails social justice, for ‘there are many human needs which cannot be satisfied by the market’ (CCC 2425).

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