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Birthdays

Isn’t it remarkable how things link together? Whilst deciding whether to finish Lionel Shriver’s Post-Birthday World or not, a notification came through from Hillingdon Library on 3 books about birthdays. The latter clearly for...

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Oh for a princess…

Little did I know that the day I started reading Sue Hampton’s Pomp and Circumstances (2012) that the ‘breaking news’ which would appear on my phone was the announcement by the Duke and Duchess...

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The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough

Do you remember The Thorn Birds? I remember watching the television series, well my lasting image of it is Richard Chamberlain dressed in purple robes but more than that I cannot tell you. Recently,...

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The Dial Up

On Thursday night, 14 December, 11 days before Christmas, I joined Alex Williams at The Kitchen, Croxley for an open mic evening with The Dial Up. It’s not my usual scene, but having just...

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Shades of Blue

It’s a small world. Going to hear a select group called Shades of Blue perform in Aldenham Church on 9 December 2017, we (TSL directors) spotted a familiar face in the audience – it...