Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Pink Floyd – The Wall

The Wall is the eleventh studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd and was Released as a double album on 30 November 1979. It was subsequently performed live with elaborate theatrical effects, and adapted into a feature film, Pink Floyd—The Wall. As with the band’s previous three LPs, The Wall is a concept album …

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Tribute to Jonathan Swift

Satirist, essayist, poet and cleric Jonathan Swift was born 30 November 1667. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier’s Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift’s family had several interesting literary connections: His grandmother, …

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Tribute to Evel Knievel

American motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel Sadly died of pulmonary disease on November 30th, 2007 in Clearwater, Florida, aged 69. According to the obituary in The Times Newspaper , Knievel was one of the greatest American icons of the 1970s and was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999. Born Robert Craig Knievel in Butte, Montana …

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Tribute to Oscar Wilde

Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde Sadly  died destitute in Paris at the age of forty-six on 30th November 1900. Born 16 October 1854. He became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his …

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Tolkien artwork

J.R.R Tolkien, Author of The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, was also a gifted illustrator, creating abstract and subtly beautiful works of art. Tolkien imagined his otherworld of hobbits, elves and wizards in pictures, as well as words. The Hobbit was first published in 1937, he made drew many beguiling pictures and designs …

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St Andrew’s Day

Saint Andrew (Greek: manly, brave, from ἀνδρεία, Andreia, “manhood, valour”),is the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew’s Day (Scots: Saunt Andra’s Day, Scottish Gaelic: Latha Naomh Anndra) takes place on 30th November & is Scotland’s official national day. Although most commonly associated with Scotland, at least in the English-speaking world, Saint Andrew is the …

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Jimi Hendrix’s favourite guitar sells for £250,000

One of the most famous rock ‘n’ roll guitars – that was so good Jimi Hendrix couldn’t bring himself to burn it – recently sold for almost £250,000. Music memorabilia fans lined up at the Playboy Club in Park Lane, London recently to bid on Hendrix’ iconic favourite Black Fender Stratocaster which he played for most …

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Tribute to Louisa May Alcott

American novelist Louisa May Alcott was born November 29, 1832.She is best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo’s Boys.Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day …

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Tribute to C.S.Lewis

Irish novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis was born on 29th November 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. He is known for both his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy and his non-fiction, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem …

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‘O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line.’

I would like to read ‘O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line.’, which contains An incredible set of historic photographs captured during the dying days of steam engines in the United States. The photos were all taken by photographer O. Winston Link and show the Norfolk and Western, America’s last major steam railroad, as it …

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