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Sondheim. A Sondheim recital is on Radio 3 (England) this evening. I saw this show last week. I thought something was not quite right. It was being recorded. Sondheim recitals are not common,
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  • Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    last book I read. 'Une vie' Guy de Maupassant
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    membership of a rather exclusive club
    Your worst habit?
    self pity

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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe. 1934".
    Dear Dolly, I am reading 'Writers in Hollywood 1915 -1951 by Ian Hamilton. You might find it interesting. But I think much of the content is well known. I flicked though the free view channels a few days ago and alighted on 'The New Avengers' I ...
    14 days ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on mike's Blog "We are what we read?".
    Thanks for that, Mike, I'm not surprised to hear who wielded the power. I found I didn't like Thomas Cromwell in the tv adaptation but am enjoying the dry humour of his personality in the book.
    1 month ago
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    Mat
    "Mat" commented on mike's Blog "We are what we read?".
    Hi Mike, sorry for my last post, I think I was 'excited'- being off work an' all. A Good Man In Africa was so much fun, & I read so many of his, and then became disillusioned and raged about my dislike of Boyd - round about - I can't remember - ...
    1 month ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "We are what we read?".
    Dear Mat, The Walsingham book fits into your category, i've now read it and have progressed to a William Boyd novel and 'The Treasure Seekers. Dear Newbie, Hilary Mantel did not give much away. The discussion was about 'Bring up the Bodies' ...
    1 month ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on mike's Blog "We are what we read?".
    Are we what we read? I've no idea, but some of it must rub off I suppose, if only for a the time it takes to pick up another book and get lost in it. I loved Enid Blyton stories when I was a child, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty was a constant re-read ...
    1 month ago
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    Mat
    "Mat" commented on mike's Blog "We are what we read?".
    Hi Mike, Definitely your suffragette aunt has a lot to answer for. Who exactly wasted the family fortune on gin & port, & which one of your bastards hawked/sold the entire family estate in Yorkshire in 1920? These are my words to my wife during ...
    1 month ago
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    Sandra
    "Sandra" commented on mike's Blog "We are what we read?".
    I smiled at your mention of ‘Five Children and It,’ Mike, because I'd remembered it - small. blue and silver-titled on the spine - from primary school. Remembered trying time and time again to read it and finding the amulet got in the way. As ...
    1 month ago
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    mike
    mike wrote a new blog: "We are what we read?".
           It is often said that we are what we eat. I wonder if it is possible to say, ‘we are what we write.’  We are what we read?   Is this a possibility?  I recently read a biography of E.S.Nesbit and an ...
    1 month ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    An American production of the musical ‘The King and I’ is on the London stage. It highlights the issues of this blog. I read a few reviews and the problem has been noted by some critics. The ones I read give a fair assessment
    1 month ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    Asquith. About a month ago I read a biography of Asquith. The book had been written in 2004 and called 'Margot at War.' Asquith had an odd relationship with his daughter's best friend, which resulted public humiliation for his wife. I ...
    1 month ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    In a different blog, I mentioned a play in which a major part had been played by a -- what do you say - a very short actor. What would a critic say? The actor played the part well. I only read a few reviews and no mention was made of the ...
    1 month ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Squidge's Blog "Renaming, Removing, Rewriting History".
    'Uncle Tom's Cabin' has suffered the same fate! Edward Said is still remembered for his books and he does have a point. Do remember I posted about a blind historian who wrote about the Nile Valley in 1832. Even though a day to day journal he ...
    1 month ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "a cultural hub".
    Dear Mat, It wouldn't have been Southwark Cathedral then. I was the local church Called St Savours and St Mary Ovarie. What you see, I think is, for the most part, a late Victorian constructio I believe. dock in which a reconstructed 'Golden ...
    1 month ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog "a cultural hub".
    *Victorian bollards, that is.
    1 month ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog "a cultural hub".
    Mike, there's a guy who runs London walks using old maps so you can see where the workhouses were, the tenter ponds, the boxing rings, plague pits, the old prison walls, once haunted by Shakespeare, Dickens, the Romans and various national influxes ...
    1 month ago

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  • Mezz
    by Mezz 1 year ago
    Hi Mike. Enjoyed your comp entry. I have revised mine if that's ok. If not disregard it.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 year ago
    Nice comp idea for September, Mike. Need to put my thinking cap on!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 2 years ago
    Impressive comp entry Mike, as Hil says, great voice.
  • Hil
    by Hil 2 years ago
    Liked your comp entry, Mike. Great voice - your Mr Ping or Pong!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 2 years ago
    Enjoyed reading your comp entry, Mike, very original.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 2 years ago
    Great comp entry, Mike.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 2 years ago
    Your comp entry, very good.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 2 years ago
    Love your comp entry!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 2 years ago
    Great entry, Mike. By the way is the rum cove with or without ice? Oh sorry, that's rum'n coke.. ;-)
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 2 years ago
    Glorious comp entry. What a laugh.