Paul Andruss – Author 10

Paul Andruss - Author
Paul Andruss is the author of 2 contrasting fantasy novels   Thomas the Rhymer – a magical fantasy for ages 11 to adult about a boy attempting to save fairy Thomas the Rhymer, while trying to rescue his brother from a selfish fairy queen       Finn Mac Cool – rude, crude and funny, ...

No. Don’t Stop the Carnival 8

No. Don’t Stop the Carnival
When I was young, a carnival was a travelling funfair or a parade. Today ‘Carnival’ and ‘Mardi Gras’ are used in the UK for organised street festivals like the Manchester Mardi Gras and the Notting Hill Carnival – both in August. The above illustrate how word meanings change over time. The originally Carnival or Carne ...

The miracle at Knock 20

The miracle at Knock
I might be getting soft in my old age, but I seem to be developing sympathy for other people’s feelings. So, before I get on with the deconstruction, let me assure readers of a sensitive disposition, this is not about whether Knock is a sacred site. There are lots of sacred sites pre-dating Christianity by ...

Anne of a Thousand Days 34

Anne of a Thousand Days
Anne of the Thousand Days was a 1969 film about Henry VIII’s 2nd wife Anne Boleyn. The film, adapted from the 1948 Broadway play, starred Richard Burton and Geneviève Bujold in the leading roles. It explores Anne’s rise to become Henry’s wife, her marriage and execution, which according to the film, lasted a 1,000 days ...

A Fairy Poem by Jack Hughes 12

A Fairy Poem by Jack Hughes
  Poem by Jack Hughes aged 11 & fairy illustrations are by his friend Catherine. Catherine sent it to the school magazine. It wasn’t published   Learn more about Jack’s adventures Thomas the Rhymer Website Thomas the Rhymer Page (here) Old Woman and Dan Happy thoughts Still a Nightmare Bullies Share this:Click to share on ...

How the Whale Became 25

How the Whale Became
Companion to How the Elephant almost became a Whale on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord   In 1859, Charles Darwin hesitated over publishing On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection. It was not because he was concerned about the church’s reaction. He took care to excise any suggestion man was descended from the ape, even if ...
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