As you are no doubt aware, today is NATIONAL HAT DAY, a 24hr stretch during which we can all come together to celebrate headwear with gay abandon and e…
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Martha Gellhorn spent much of her adult life travelling the world as a celebrated war correspondent and is best known for her reporting during the Span…
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Today marks 80 years since the death of James Joyce, the influential Irish novelist whose books, such as the once-scandalous Ulysses and forever impene…
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Basically: letters about birds
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Spook, Spuck, Spack, Speek, Spouk, Spaak, Spilk, Spiak, Spunk, Spank, Spink...
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Exactly five years ago, two days after the release of David Bowie’s latest album, Blackstar, millions of hearts broke with the news of Bowie’s death fo…
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How to resign
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On 19 March 2018, almost five years after being diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer, thirty-eight-year-old Julie Yip-Williams died, leaving behind a h…
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Winter, enveloped 
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A few reminders on this dreary Tuesday that very often, less is more.
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Today is the anniversary of the death of French-Algerian author Albert Camus. His achievements were numerous, but over the past year, for obvious reaso…
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Did you know that Noël Coward and Virginia Woolf were essentially pen pals? Are you aware that Graeme Souness once received a letter from Frank Sinatra…
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