Monthly Archives: July, 2014

J.K.Rowling OBE

Best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series, the British novelist Joanne “Jo” Rowling, OBE, (J. K. Rowling) was born 31 July 1965. The Harry Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies to become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis …

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Bill Berry (REM)

Bill Berry the drummer with Alternative Rock Band R.E.M was born 31st August 1958. REM First emerged in 1980s from the college radio scene, and at first they were scrappy and lo-fi, abrasive but somehow beautiful, and the development of this sound helped them become bona-fide stadium-fillers later on in their their career. They played …

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Peter Benenson

British lawyer and the founder of human rights group Amnesty International Peter Benenson was born 31 July 1921. Benenson was tutored privately by W. H. Auden before going to Eton. At the age of sixteen he helped to establish a relief fund with other schoolboys for children orphaned by the Spanish Civil War. He took …

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The Way You Look Tonight by Richard Madeley

Readers of the Daily Telegraph can buy  The Way You Look Tonight by Television personality Richard Madeley, which has been newly released in paperback for just £2.99  instead of the usual price of £7.99 when you buy The Telegraph at WHSmiths newsagents between Thursday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 6. The Way you Look Tonight is …

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Sir Clive Sinclair

English entrepreneur and inventor Sir Clive Marles Sinclair was born 30 July 1940. He is most commonly known for. his work in consumer electronics in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Sinclair’s micro Kit was formalised in an exercise book dated 19 June 1958 three weeks before his A-levels. Sinclair drew a radio circuit, Model …

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Emily Bronte

Best remembered for her classic novel, Wuthering Heights, the English novelist Emily Brontë was born 30th july1818 in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire She was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She published under the pen name Ellis Bell, and was the younger sister …

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Heresy by S.J.Parris

I am currently reading the historical epic “Heresy” by S.J.Parris. Heresy” is set in Oxford in the mid-1580’s, with a prologue set about ten years earlier in Naples. The main character, Giordano Bruno, a “monk, scientist, philosopher, and magician”, begins questioning the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church a little too deeply – particularly in …

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John Sykes (Thin Lizzy, Tygers of Pan Tang, Whitesnake)

John Sykes, English singer-songwrite and guitarist with the bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang, and Blue Murder was born 29 July 1959. Thin Lizzy were formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott assumed the role of …

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Vincent van Goch

Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent Willem van Gogh sadly passed away 29 July 1890 at the age of 37 years old in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Van Goch was born 30th March 1853, his work is notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety …

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Guardians of the Galaxy

I would like to see the latest American superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy, which is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by James …

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