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A to Z Challenge: N is for “Noel Coward: A Talent to Amuse”

N is for “Noel Coward: A Talent to Amuse” by Sheridan Morley. Noel Coward was born in 1899 and from an early age  was acting to help support his family. He eventually became a playwright, actor, singer,novelist and songwriter. He starred in movies and in many of his own plays.  I associate him, always, with the song he wrote, “Mad Dogs and Englishmen”. This biography … Continue reading A to Z Challenge: N is for “Noel Coward: A Talent to Amuse”

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E is for “Eminent Victorians”

Eminent Victorians was written by Lytton Strachey in 1918, and it is one of his better known books.  It contains biographies of four of Victorian England’s leading figures. Cardinal Henry Manning was an important religious figure in Victoria’s England. He began his career as an Anglican clergyman but became associated with the Tractarians and converted to Catholicism.  He eventually became a Roman Catholic Archbishop of … Continue reading E is for “Eminent Victorians”

Tory: Precious and Sassy

This story was written  by Opalflame who has a blog  that you might like to visit.  He writes stories, anecdotes and rants. “So, what do you think?” Mom asked, excitedly. “About what?” I muttered. “My friend is giving me her cat. I’m picking it up today.” “Oh…” Typical. I’d been begging for a cat, since I was born (practically) and been denied the entire … Continue reading Tory: Precious and Sassy



graffiti, Trellick Tower by Duncan C Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) Graffiti Some people don’t like graffiti. They say it is done on concreti. It’s cartoonish, vivid, Makes some people livid. Sometimes it’s not even completi. But some people do like graffiti. They say that it is simply neati. It’s topical,funny, Does not cost you money. They say that it just can’t be … Continue reading Graffiti


Wonderful Wordsday

Wonderful Wordsday The 23rd of each month has been decreed by this blogger to be  Wonderful Wordsday. Why the 23rd?  Isn’t it obvious?  W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet.   It has also been decreed that: From the 24th of one month  to the 22rd of the next  month all you word lovers have the opportunity to submit a wonderful word.  A wonderful … Continue reading Wonderful Wordsday