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Kittie again

The other ‘st’ word of the Edwardian period is ‘stout’, as in ‘stout fellows’ (used by soldiers of their comrades).  It is described in dictionaries today as ‘ 83 more words

The Great War

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

Sir Charles “Charlie” Chaplin was an English actor, comedian, and filmmaker that rose to fame in the silent era. He was a worldwide icon through his screen persona… 136 more words


Arthur Laurie Burke (1887-after 1916)

I added a new page on Arthur Laurie Burke. He was a salesman for the London and Lancashire Life and General Assurance Association. He lived at 2047 Pendrell Street in 1913.


Meet Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson’s poetry collection, Pelt (Bloodaxe, 2012), won the Seamus Heaney Prize and was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

She is a Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University and her monograph,  13 more words


My Summer Reading 2014

This summer became a bit of a blur because I wasn’t as engaged with my reading as in past summers. There were too many tasks that needed to be done and everything fell to myself because it’s only me now. 1,151 more words


William David Burdis (1846-1933)

I updated the page on William David Burdis. He was the secretary of the British Columbia Canners’ Association. He lived at 1869 Comox Street… 32 more words


James J. Corbett: A Biography of the Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Popular Theater Headliner - by Armond Fields

I recently saw the 1942 movie Gentleman Jim, with Errol Flynn as the boxer, James J. Corbett. It was a rip-roaring good movie with an excellent performance from Flynn and full of well enacted boxing matches. 1,287 more words