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Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome: A Plot Point

My upcoming release, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery, uses Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as part of the plot line, but as my book is set in the Regency period (1811-1820) in England, when no such distinction was made for the disease, it was important to treat the disorder’s presence in the main character’s life with a large dose of research. 925 more words

British History

"Fighting Cocks" pub rebukes PETA demand

Hats off to the British pub Fighting Cocks. Recently People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) demanded the establishment change its name. 314 more words

Britain moves closer to becoming a cashless society

BRITAIN is using less cash than ever before as the march of electronic and card payments continues.

Notes and coins lost the crown as the most popular form of payments in Britain for the first time last year, according to data from the Payments Council.

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Politics

Britain resigns as a world power

By Fareed Zakaria
Thursday, May 21, 2015

LONDON — On Monday, the Right Honorable David Cameron, prime minister of Great Britain, gave his first major speech after being reelected to his high office — once held by Pitt, Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd George, Churchill and Thatcher. 738 more words

Washington Post

SWC 2015: World Cup squads and draw revealed...

The draw and 10-man squads have been announced for next month’s Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup.

This year’s event opens with a visit to Polish track Gniezno on June 6 and features 2014 runners-up Poland, Sweden, the Czech Republic and qualifiers Russia. 709 more words

Poland

Lyveden New Bield

Northamptonshire has quietly woven its way into the rich tapestry of England’s history, adding a few important strands here and there, while remaining relatively unnoticed by many.  667 more words

Travel

Queen Hosts Palace Garden Party

The second of this year’s summer garden parties was hosted by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh in the grounds of Buckingham Palace yesterday. The Queen stepped out for this event in her silk embroidered wool hat with diagonal crown and wired sequin flower trim. 79 more words

Great Britain