random thoughts on books

death be not proud – the easter victory

Here is one of my favourite poems, particularly appropriate for Easter Day   HOLY SONNET X Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those, whom thou think'st thou dost…

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some new additions

Just to alert you to the fact that i've included some other reading lists (hopefully these are a little more useful) on the Writing & Speaking page. And then i've come across a new addition for the P.E.D.A.N.T.S. page on…

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the courage of Churchill’s convictions: the man who couldn’t win but who DIDN’T LOSE

It all happened behind closed doors; it depended on the discussions between a handful of senior English politicians; no one else outside their circle had the slightest idea of the importance of these discussions. But if the arguments held between…

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