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Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-1918, Talk and Reading at Brendan Books

Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-1918 Talk and reading followed by book signing, Brendon Books, Thursday 30 July at 7.00 pm, contact Brendan books, email:brendonbooks@gmail.com, Telephone: 01823 337742 Sergeant Albert Simpkin MM’s Great War diary is of unusual scope and exceptional interest. Albert was a First World War motorcycle despatch rider attached to the Headquarters 37th Division throughout…

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Common Ground By Rob Cowen at Brendan Books

Common Ground By Rob Cowen Talk and reading followed by book signing, Brendon Books, Friday 24 July at 7.00 pm, contact Brendan books, email:brendonbooks@gmail.com Telephone: 01823 337742 After moving from London to a new home in Yorkshire, Rob Cowen finds himself on unfamiliar territory, disoriented, hemmed in by winter and yearning for the nearest open space. So one…

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When Shadows Fall by Nicola Sweeting at Brendan Books

Talk and Reading followed by book signing Brendon Books, Tuesday 14 July at 7.00 pm, email: brendonbooks@gmail.com Telephone: 01823 337742 Free Event though please let Brendan Books know if you are coming. Nicola Sweeting says: ‘When a box of family treasures arrived from Cousin Doreen in America I knew I had found the story I wanted to write. Inside…

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The Big Rip

According to a new scientific theory the end of the universe could well be signalled by a ‘Big Rip‘ instead of a ‘Big Crunch’ or just a ‘Big Freeze.’ According to this new theory of doom, as the universe expands it will eventually come to a point where the planets, stars, galaxies, atoms and even space time…

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Think sideways

That’s the message for this week. Well it’s actually a message from Holly Lisle. If you have never heard of her, Holly is an American science fiction and fantasy writer among other things. Holly has won many awards for her writing, has published thirty-one novels since 1991 and runs her own writing courses, one of which is How To…

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Jimi said…

The summer has finally arrived in the UK, and so has the festival season. This weekend it’s the world-famous Glastonbury Festival at Pilton in Somerset. Personally, I’ve never been to Glastonbury for the festival. The closest I ever came was in 1994 when a friend of mine was trusted to buy the tickets for four…

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Books that would never grace my shelves

I spend far too much of my time thinking about books I would like to read, am going to read, or have read and would read again if only there was time. I also think about the amount of books lying around the house and how maybe I should try harder to get rid of some…

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Tick Tock…

How much time do you have? How much time does anyone have? How much time does the world have before we reach peak oil, or the ecosystem collapses… How do you measure your time? The lifespan of a female mosquito is between 6-8 weeks. The lifespan of some tortoises is more than 150 years. Time is, as a…