SibRev/SitRep

Groan. That’s such a BAD title. Heyho.   Oracle 260 The wooden house shall cover mortals round. But when the generation tenth shall be Within the house of Hades, afterwards The mighty sway of one of female sex; And God himself shall increase many evils 265 When she with royal honor has been crowned; And […]

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The Revelation of St John the Divine

It’s strange but true… When you read the Sibylline Oracles and the Revelation of St John the Divine, it’s almost like the origins of both came from the same source. If you’ve read previous Sibylline posts – you’ll be able to guess who that source ‘may’ be! Also, it’s Possible that Revelation was not originally […]

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Disorderly

Egypt –  Zahi Hawass. Nuff said. Thebes. Not Egypt but… Wiki : Thebes, Greece Rhodes. Woohoo :o) Wiki : Knights Hospitaller   And if you’re a fan of Lady Dunnett – The Disorderly Knights comes to mind.   Rome…m’eh!   205 Cut through the isthmus looking wistfully, Moving against all, passing o’er the sea, Then […]

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George Orwell

For my EngLit exam (which I got a perfectly average B for!) George Orwell’s 1984 was a must read book. Along with the usual suspects….Shakespeare, Dickens, E.M. Forster, Arthur Miller etc. Of them all, I disliked 1984 the most. What a depressing book. It did my ‘ead in. But, over the many. many years since […]

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George Hurrell

One of my most precious and loved books is Hurrell’s Hollywood Portraits by Mark Viera. I’ve always had a thing about b&w movies! Whatever you think of Joan Crawford, she was a beautiful fighter. She insisted that Hurrell keep a copy of the original photo. She was a red head with freckles and proud of […]

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Lies with Long Legs

So. There was I complaining about difficult to understand academic theses and in comes an unexpected but much appreciated gift. Thank you, Jordan A beautifully written, understandable and fabulous but short book written by Prodosh Aich.   LIES WITH LONG LEGS

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Dumas Club

A long time ago, a beautiful friend of mine recommended this book to me. She knew all about my research at the time :o) I find the cover of this anniversary edition Rather Creepy! If you don’t know the story….read the book. If you can’t be arsed to read the book, watch the film.   […]

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Candle for a Corpse

One of my ALL Time favourite authors is Ann Granger. Her Mitchell and Markby books. I’ve read again and again. Poor Kimberley :o( “A macabre discovery in the All Saints’ parish graveyard leads Superintendent Alan Markby and his friend, foreign office official Meredith Mitchell, to the dark secret behind the mysterious disappearance of a teenage […]

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Nature vs Nurture

Forever ago, I bought a biography of the Marquis de Sade. NOT because I’m into any of that BS, but because the Nature vs Nurture thing always fascinated me. Do the abused always become an abuser? Etc. We were not long out of the horrific Jamie Bulger murder stuff and the question WHY? was haunting […]

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Renfield

I might’ve said once or several times (!) that one of my all-time favourite novels is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Renfield. Ooooh,   ” Renfield: Master! Master! You promised me eternal life, but you give it to the pretty woman! Doctor Jack! I’m no lunatic man! I’m a sane man fighting for his soul!”   He always […]

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Fraxinus Me Fecit

Ash made Me (!) It’s been a good 5 years since I last read Ash: A Secret History. I’m re-reading now and it all feels very different. Not least because I have a new perspective on Carthage. Oh. So much to do. So little time. Eat and sleep? M’eh.   From IkkyWiki: Plot summary Framing […]

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What the World needs Now is…

…MORE stuff like this. And much LESS BS :o)   “We’ve all heard stories of people who’ve experienced seemingly miraculous recoveries from illness, but can the same thing happen for our world? According to pioneering biologist Bruce H. Lipton, it’s not only possible, it’s already occurring. In Spontaneous Evolution, this world-renowned expert in the emerging […]

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