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EXPO Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam: Joséphine. An empire in the garden

The Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam takes you to the Malmaison gardens with an exhibition about Joséphine de Beauharnais, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. The exhibition of the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam shows some of the beautiful species Joséphine collected and tells the unique story of an empress and her private empire. 1,190 more words


Day School: The Battle of Waterloo – Autumn 2015

On 18th June 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington met at the Battle of Waterloo. We will examine the background to the battle, its dramatic course and results and watch part of ‘Waterloo’ (1970). 37 more words

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Napoleon and Rocket Ship (back of an envelope)

It has come to the attention of Rocket Ship that there are some historical figures who may think they have rights to the Rocket Ship franchise. 100 more words

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Book Review: Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936) wrote four novels that I believe could be considered truly great. A man of immense output Chesterton wrote almost innumerable essays, stories, poems, novels and plays. 588 more words


Notes on Youssef Rakha’s “The Crocodiles”

  1. Instead of page numbers, “The Crocodiles,” a novel by the Egyptian writer Youssef Rakha, is marked by 405 numbered, block paragraphs, the whole symmetrically framed by references to Allen Ginsberg, the US Beat poet, to his “The Lion for Real,” signed “
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"Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" - review

I must confess, I haven’t read the original novel by Susanna Clarke, but the TV adaptation, which finished its seven-week run on BBC One on Sunday night, was a bit of the proverbial curate’s egg – good in parts. 769 more words


Why video is like tennis, or at least it should be...

As another year of Wimbledon begins (something I can’t help but be drawn into every year) I started to think about how watching a video is much like watching a game of tennis. 523 more words