Tag Archives: Literature

Goodbye Christopher Robin Film Review

Every now and then you come across a film that you know will just turn out to be a classic even if it isn’t initially thought to be such.  I am one of the few who went to see Shawshank … Continue reading

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Dr Samuel Johnson, his dictionary and quotes

It is 308 years since the birth of Samuel Johnson, who wrote the English language’s most comprehensive dictionary in the 1750s.  So this seems as good a time as any to express my utmost contrafibularities (see below) to the man … Continue reading

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Bloomsbury – The Literary Heart of London

Bloomsbury is one of my very favourite parts of London.  I’m a little biased as I spent four years studying at SOAS, a college in the University of London during the 1990’s and in recent years have been spending quite … Continue reading

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The Epic of Beowulf

Last week saw the premiere of a new ITV show in the vein of Game of Thrones, The Vikings and The Last Kingdom, Beowulf.  Whilst less intense and made to appeal to a wider audience than the other shows, many … Continue reading

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New book promo video & poems from Very Sad Poetry

A few weeks ago I released my new book, Very Sad Poetry.  Thank-you to everyone who as purchased a copy, for a few days I was giving William Wordsworth a run for his money on the Amazon ranking charts and … Continue reading

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The Battle of Agincourt & Why It Still Matters Today!

Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, one of countless historical battles one has to remember if you are interested in English or British history.  This one though has gained something of a mythical status.   In … Continue reading

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My New Book – Very Sad Poetry

I’m delighted today to be able to announce the release of my first ever book of poems, Very Sad Poetry.   I felt very strongly that there are a great deal of poetry books on happy subjects of love, friendship … Continue reading

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