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In 1897, Mark Twain penned the famous quote, “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” 944 more words
The rather grim Adolf Verloc, the smut purveyor-come-spy and main protagonist of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent (recently made into a BBC series starring Toby Jones), lives in a residence attached to a small shop in Soho. 169 more words
The Queen today reaches 65 years on the throne – an unprecedented ‘Sapphire Jubilee’ for a British monarch. While there will be gun salutes in Green Park and at the Tower of London, the Queen herself will reportedly spend the day indoors at Sandringham thinking about her late father, King George VI, who died on this day in 1952.
February 6: Today in 1802 Charles Wheatstone was born in England. He became a prodigious scientist and inventor in music, cryptography, electricity and telegraphy.
Most important to photographers is his contribution to knowledge about human binocular vision delivered in his… 3,022 more words
So, I’ve decided that I’m going to make a journey through this particular book on the Twentieth Century. I hope to do around two or three chapters a week, though that will ultimately change because of over-ambition. 784 more words