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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Here here, my love and opinion of it is well known, and its a shame that her talent was only shared once.

Happy birthday Emily Jane Bronte



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rupert Brooke, popularly known for three of the most quoted lines in poetry. From The Soldier, If I should die, think only this of me: that there’s some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England and the last two lines of The Old Vicarage, Grantchester, ...oh! yet stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir Walter Scott. Of the Waverley novels I have read only six and none of the poetry. My misfortune!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Buchan in 1875. He was an administrator in South Africa, a barrister in London, Director of Information during the first war, an MP afterwards and finished up as Governor-General of Canada, and in his spare time he was a writer. His output was tremendous - biographies, novels, short stories and even a history of the war. His short stories of country life on the Scottish Borders show his love of an area in which there are strong family connections.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I've missed the actual day, the 11th September in 1885, I felt D H Lawrence should be remembered. Alan Sillitoe, when he visited Eastwood in 1985, found that many people couldn’t forgive him both for the life he led and for the kind of books he was supposed to have written which, Sillitoe opined, few of his local critics had read. A core of resistance remained, especially among the old, and the so-called neighbourhood elect.
Thirty years on have the attitudes and feelings for Lawrence altered in any positive ways? Surely Nottingham, and Eastwood in particular, still celebrate his achievements.



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