Someone once asked me about authors I’ve met, it was a long time ago and I’ve since met more with some of them being brand new authors. These three stand out (I am going to link to some books from Booktopia here as I would like to make enough money ...

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Today we’re celebrating the birth of Fritz Lang, although some people might not be as some of the information I’ve found points to him not being a nice person. I admit it’s challenging to find information about him as the resources I’ve found sometimes contradict each other and themselves. He ...

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Jam jars Sydney Alexander Wakefield (13 May 1927 – 22nd August 2009) was an inspiring Australian writer who is best known for the well known and loved – Bottersnikes and Gumbles series of children’s books. I can find very little about Wakefield, the only other piece of information is about ...

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“Heavier than air flying machines are impossible.” – Physicist and mathematician Lord Kelvin – President of the British Royal Society, 1895. “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” – Charles H. Duell, Director of U.S. Patent Office, 1899. “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” ...

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I admit to being embarrassed to blog at the moment. I’m in the process of creating a new blog and hoping to implement a lot of the changes I picked up at the Problogger event last week. Until then I’m going to take a break from blogging. I’m sure you ...

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I happened to pick up a couple of New Idea from 1977 for a Twitter friend, Jen as I know she’s collecting them and I won’t tell you what she does with them, maybe she’ll explain on her own blog or write me another article about the issue. I happened ...

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In some circles I’m known as The Boots Lady, those who know me will be quite puzzled about this as I’m not known for my clothes sense, in fact I’m known far more for wanting to shave my hair off than for my clothes sense. I just don’t have much ...

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth Born in Nantes, Western France in 1828. Jules Verne was an author extraordinaire. Along with H. G. Wells he was considered the founding father of science fiction despite neither of them actually attempting to claim that title. Some people claim Hugo Gernsback and ...

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I know this has nothing to do with books but I unearthed it on the weekend and felt it’d be perfect to share with you. The notes down the bottom read: 1. This is a special calendar which has been developed for handling rush jobs. All rush jobs are wanted ...

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: * Grab your current read * Open to a random page * Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page * BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ...

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Life at G. J. Coles The buzzer rings, the panic starts, Grab cash in bags and go Throw the money in the till Get ready for the show The streaming population Start crowding through the door When you’re in the middle of Mopping up the floor You ring your little ...

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It’s been coming up a lot lately for me and I’m really annoyed by the whole idea. They’ve taken childhood classics and revised them to bring them into the modern world. They’ve done this with Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and The Three Investigators and are about to do the ...

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