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10 iconic London film locations…2. James Bond's not-so-secret HQ...

Of course, James Bond has a long-standing relationship with London and there’s a long list of locations that have featured in the many Bond films over the years. 200 more words

Twentieth Century

John Patrick Toms, 1901-?: History, Genealogy and Commemoration

In case you weren’t already aware, we are currently living through the centenary of the so-called revolutionary decade in Ireland, 1913-1923. As such,  since 2013 there has been a raft of new books, articles, special issues, editions, tv programmes, documentaries produced providing new angles on this period of Irish history. 2,352 more words

History

The crème de la crème of afternoon tea: Chester cakes in Muriel Spark's "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1961)

I came to Muriel Spark by a rather odd route: through the poetry of Louis MacNeice. If you follow this blog regularly you will probably be slightly bored of the fact that I frequently mention my absolute passion for MacNeice’s writing. 1,016 more words

Fiction

American Original : Harry Partch (June 24, 1901 – September 3, 1974)

“I am not an instrument-maker, but a philosophical music-man seduced into carpentry.”

American composer Harry Partch (1901-1974) had a musical vision for which 12-toned instruments were not enough.

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Reviews

10 iconic London film locations...1. Mary Poppins and feeding the birds at St Paul's Cathedral...

The scene in which Mary Poppins (played by Julie Andrews) sings to the two Banks children about the old woman who feeds the birds outside St Paul’s Cathedral as they go to bed remains one of the most poignant of the iconic Disney film. 376 more words

City

LondonLife - Lost Beatrix Potter story found in V&A...

A new tale written by Peter Rabbit creator Beatrix Potter will be published last this year following its discovery in the Potter archives at the Victoria & Albert Museum (pictured above). 192 more words

News

Call for Abstracts | TLA Symposium 2016 "Fringe Festivals and the Changing Landscape of American Theater" | Deadline March 1

Call for Papers 

Fringe Festivals and the Changing Landscape of American Theater

Theatre Library Association — 2016 Symposium

October 13, 2016 — Judson Memorial Church, New York City… 410 more words

Conference