Monthly Archive: March 2005

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These Old Shades & Sylvester by

Over the Easter I wasn’t online, but I was still reading. And two books that Ninemoons gave me were Sylvester and These Old Shades. Both written by Gorgette Heyer and are historical novels. I’ve...

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Le Chevalier de Sainte-Hermine

Lucretia Again posted this great news. A new Alexandre Dumas novel has been found and it to be published. Believed to be the great writer’s last work, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine – a swashbuckling...

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Questions for the day

Why exactly is it that people driving cars can’t use their indicators? And why do people riding bikes think it is okay to use the footpath? And do I sound like one of those...

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What’s the story with Patty

So I’ve been doing a bit of surfing, and what with St. Patrick’s day having just been, there are quite a few sites that mention it. So my question: when did it become Patty’s...

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So the Six Nations is over

And I think Ireland bottled it. They never played as well as they could, imo, and stuck far too much to the kick for position and set-piece game. Now I know it has worked...

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Weeks 110 & 111

Didn’t do this last week, so two entries for today: Week 111 Stink:: skunk Renewal:: work I remember…:: you in cinefilm. Loneliness:: Lonely but never alone Ooooh:: er, missus For real:: as if Titanium::...

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Flight of the Phoenix dir. by

You know this is the sort of film that doesn’t really deserve a review. It is cliché-ridden, the dialogue is terrible, you’ll laugh in all the wrong places. But still, it is mindless entertainment...

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Irish Grand Slam Hopes Dead

We had such high hopes. Grand slam, winning the championship. Not to be. French fuckers (fuckers meant in the nicest possible way) ruined it for us. But to be fair, they performed superbly in...

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Heeling to music…

So I was watching Crufts there on Sun. Well, I suppose I was really reading while waiting for ER to start, but I saw bits of the dog show. So can someone tell me...

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The Storyman by

I picked this up because I had nothing to read for some bus journey, but then didn’t read it on that trip. I thought the name of the author was familiar, but after reading...