Paul Andruss – Author 6

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, ...

Futurist Manifesto 8

Futurist Manifesto
The Futurist Manifesto, written in Milan by the poet Filippo Marinetti in 1909, vehemently rejected the past in favour of humanity’s technical triumph over nature. It celebrated industrialisation, machinery and speed, especially motor cars and aeroplanes. Some of the declarations in the Manifesto make for strange reading – promoting aggression and violent change, and worshipping ...

Hic Jacet Arthur 14

Hic Jacet Arthur
In 1190 a major fire destroyed a large part of Glastonbury Abbey. During the restoration, monks claimed to have discovered King Arthur’s grave in the Abbey grounds. In the grave were the bones of a giant man, some smaller bones, and a fragment of golden hair. There was also a lead cross with an inscription ...

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas 20

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
  What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason. How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel. In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, man delights me not. No, ...

Where do you go to (now) my lovely? 15

Where do you go to (now) my lovely?
  Thanks to Kevin Morris of New Author Online for excellent his post ‘It’s my blog and I’ll swear if I like’. And Chris The Story Reading Ape for reblogging Kevin. Together they got me off my sorry slothful behind to put virtual pen to virtual paper. Something I’ve been meaning to do since watching ...

Testimonium Flavianum 13

Testimonium Flavianum
  This is a companion piece to The Gospel Truth on Sally Cronin’s Titus Flavius Josephus, as he obsequiously called himself after switching from Galilean rebel to Roman sycophant, was a Jewish historian who lived shortly after the time of Christ to about 100 AD. He gives a valuable eye-witness account of this crucial historical ...
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