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89th Academy Awards

The 89th Academy Awards took an unbelievably surreal turn after Presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty erroneously read out the wrong winner for the Oscar for best Picture. They stated that Damien Chazelle’s La La Land was the winner of the night’s biggest award, The Oscar for Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards when …

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The Sea Devils

I have recently watched the exciting Classic Doctor Who story The Sea Devils again. It starts with the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and his assistant Jo Grant (Katy Manning) visiting the Doctor’s nemesis the Master (Roger Delgado) who has been imprisoned indefinitely in a Top security prison, run by Colonel Trenchard from UNIT The Master’s activities …

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French poet, novelist, and dramatist Victor Marie Hugo was born 26 February 1802 in Besançon, France. Hugo’s childhood was a period of national political turmoil. Napoléon was proclaimed Emperor two years after Hugo’s birth, and the Bourbon Monarchy was restored before his eighteenth birthday. The opposing political and religious views of Hugo’s parents reflected the …

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Wilhelm Grimm

Best Known for writing Grimm’s Fairy Tales, German philologist and folklorist Wilhelm Grimm was born 24th February 1786. He was the younger brother of Jakob. Grimm’s Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen) was first published in 1812 and The first volume contained 86 stories; the second volume of 70 stories followed in 1814. For the second …

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BRIT Awards winners 2017

Mastercard British Album The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep for You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It David Bowie – Blackstar – WINNER Kano – Made in the Manor Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate Skepta – Konnichiwa International male solo artist Bon Iver Bruno Mars Drake – WINNER Leonard Cohen …

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Stan Laurel

English comic actor, writer and film director Stan Laurel sadly died 23 February 1964 at the age of 75. He was born 16 June 1890 and is most famous for his role in the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. With his comedy partner Oliver Hardy he appeared in 107 short films, feature films and cameo …

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British author Bernard Cornwell OBE, was born 23 February 1944. Famous for writing Exciting historical fiction, He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe which were adapted into a series of Sharpe television films, starring Sean Bean. As a child, Cornwell loved the novels of C. S. Forester, chronicling the …

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Alan Rickman

English actor and Director Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was Born 21 February 1946 in Acton, London. Rickman attended Derwentwater Primary School, in Acton, a school that followed the Montessori method of education. He excelled at calligraphy and watercolour painting. From Derwentwater Junior School he won a scholarship to Latymer Upper School in London, where he …

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Len Deighton

British military historian, cookery writer, graphic artist, and novelist Len Deighton was born 18 February 1929 in Marylebone, London, in 1929. His father was a chauffeur and mechanic, and his mother was a part-time cook. At the time they lived in Gloucester Place Mews near Baker Street. His interest in spy stories may have been …

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published on 18 February 1885 in the United States and 10th December 1884 In the United Kingdom. It is narrated by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a sequel …

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