Mister Marx’s Beautiful Daughter 28

Mister Marx’s Beautiful Daughter
This is not about the co-founder of Marks and Spencer’s. There’s more to life than shopping! Nor about Groucho… Harpo… Chico… Zeppo… It’s Karl! Karl Marx? Honestly, it’s like getting blood from a stone! Karl Marx was born in Prussia in 1818. After failing at fiction he turned to essay writing particularly economic and political ...

Who was Arthur? 21

Who was Arthur?
This is a companion piece to Arthur: King or Pawn on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord: Variety is the Spice of Life   As we saw the more historians try to track down King Arthur, the more he slips through their fingers. ’On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain’ (De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae), by the British monk ...

Thomas the Rhymer Review 2 16

Thomas the Rhymer Review 2
Thomas the Rhymer Book Review by Brigid Gallagher A mystical adventure that will appeal to all age groups   Jack Hughes witnesses the abduction of his brother Dan by the wicked fairy Sylvie. Nightmares and visions of a mysterious tramp take over his reality and he becomes torn about sharing the truth behind his brothers ...

Acid Rainforest 8

Acid Rainforest
  I have of late (but wherefore I know not) lost all my mirth, Indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory This most excellent canopy, the air—look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament This majestical roof fretted with golden fire Why, it appears ...

The Holly and the Oak King 17

The Holly and the Oak King
    This is a companion to The Dancing Floor on Glastonbury Tor featured on Sally Cronin’s stupendous Smorgasbord blog I am fortunate to have artist Jane Brideson’s  beautiful art work illustrating the post (full details below)   The myth of a young successor murdering the old king was discussed in Sir James Frazer’s scholarly ...
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