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Review: Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.

She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day.

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Top Ten Books on the British in India

The link below is to an article that lists what it believes to be the top ten books on the British in India.

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British attitudes towards an “American accent” in English pop and rock performances

The following abstract summarizes a presentation I will give at the Sociolinguistics of Globalization conference in Hongkong in June 2015 .

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British Sailors Accused Of Sexual Assault In Canada

Four sailors in the British Navy have been charged with sexual assault during a visit to Nova Scotia, Canada.

“This is a disturbing accusation of sexual assault,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Bolduc, Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service in a prepared statement on Friday, according to the Toronto Star. 119 more words


The Story of Kuwait

Kuwait has been one of the most open political systems in the Gulf. It included a parliament with legislative powers. But the 85-year-old ruler, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah , has the final say in state affairs and picks the prime minister who in turn selects a cabinet. 1,586 more words


Vera Series 6

More good news – series 5 of Vera is currently airing on ITV, but apparently series 6 is already in the works.

Production is due to start in the summer, with a broadcast date sometime in 2016.

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