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Friday, 25 August 2017
Friday, 18 August 2017
Q2. Which 1967 novel that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family?
Q3. For which scientist and broadcaster did Broca's Brain win a Pulitzer Prize in 1978?
Q4. What do the titles of John Updike's In the Beauty of the Lilies and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath have in common?
Q5. Who, after asking “why is a raven like a writing-desk?”, admitted that he "hadn't the slightest idea" when the person he asked gave up?
Q6. What book is the first in the series A Song of Ice and Fire?
Q7. What was the name of Holden Caulfield's younger sister in Catcher in the Rye?
Answers will be posted in one week - probably.
Sunday, 13 August 2017
The name of Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920 - 1958) should be as well-known to us as those of James Watson and Frances Crick who were awarded a Nobel Prize for their discovery of the structure of DNA but it is not. She died at the tragically young age of 37 of ovarian cancer. That, however, is not the only tragedy in this story.
|I like this picture of Rosalind as a young woman; actually she was only ever young.|
Click HERE to listen. The whole cast appear to be visibly moved by the event.
Monday, 7 August 2017
|Fitzroy Square, designed by Robert Adam, is one of the finest in London. |
It is often used as a feature film and TV drama location especially as it traffic-free.
The garden in the centre of Fitzroy Square is private; all the residents have a key. However, you can admire a sculpture by Naomi Blake just inside the railings - see my post about her HERE. Two sides of the square are faced with Portland stone, like many of the important buildings in central London. Because of the intervention of the Napoleonic wars the later sides were finished in stucco plaster due to financial restrictions.
|Charlotte Street is famed for it's restaurants, many of them are long-established.|
The King and Queen pub in Foley Street (where Charles Dickens once lived) is where, in 1962, Time Out magazine said one of the most important gigs of all time was played. That was where Bob Dylan played outside of the USA for the first-ever time.
Charlotte Street is famous for restaurants and the Scala cinema and theatre, since demolished, is where the concert and some exterior scenes of The Beatles 'A Hard Days Night' were filmed.
|Colville Place, Fitzrovia. Photo: Silver Tiger|
I'm listening to Amy Winehouse singing
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
We really lost the very best when she died.
Click HERE to listen.