Monthly Archives: October, 2014

Larry Mullen Jnr (U2)

Larry Mullen Jnr, the drummer with Rock band U2 was born 31 October 1961 . He attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin, where he met fellow bandmates Adam Clayton and Bono (Paul Hewson) and was reunited with his boyhood friend Dave “The Edge” Evans. Mullen had posted an advertisement on the school bulletin board …

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Dick Francis

British steeplechase jockey and crime writer, Richard Stanley “Dick” Francis CBE FRSL Was born 31 October 1920 in Coedcanlas, Pembrokeshire, at his maternal grandparents’ farm at Coedcanlas on the estuary of the River Cleddau,roughly a mile north-west of Lawrenny He was the son of a jockey and stable manager and he grew up in Berkshire, …

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Halloween

Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening”), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints). According to many scholars, it was originally influenced by western European harvest festivals and …

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John Keats

English Romantic poet John Keats was born 31 October 1795. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work only having been in publication for four years before his death. Although his poems were not generally well received by …

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War of the Worlds

Orson Welles broadcast his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States on 30 October 1938. The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as …

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Lee Child

Lee Child, the author of many explosive exciting crime thrillers (AKA Jim Grant) was born 29 October 1954. His novels follow the exploits of tough former American Military Policeman turned investigator Jack Reacher as he wonders the United States and gets himself embroiled in all sorts of trouble. He was born in Coventry, England and …

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A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore

I would also like to read A week in Paris by Rachel Hore, which has been described as A compelling story of war, secrets, family and enduring love that examines how The different actions of The main protagonists and their friends have devastating consequences that echo down the generations. It starts September, 1937. After a …

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Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac)

English singer-songwriter and guitarist Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green Splinter Group, and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers) was born 29 october 1946. Fleetwood Mac were formed in 1966 in London and were originally named The Bluesbreakers Until Founder Peter Green renamed the group by combining the surnames of two bandmates (Mick Fleetwood and John …

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Denny Laine (Moody Blues)

Denny Laine, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, and Wings) Was born 29 october 1944. The Moody Blues formed on 4 May 1964, in Erdington, Birmingham, England containing Ray Thomas, John Lodge, Graeme Edge and Michael Pinder The name was a a subtle reference to the Duke Ellington song, “Mood Indigo. …

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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

I would like to read the novel “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy” by Rachel Joyce, the author of global bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. This is the exquisite, funny and heartrending parallel story of Queenie Hennessy, who has not seen Harold Fry for Twenty years since certain events caused Queenie to …

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