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The Foundation of Rome: The True Story

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Len Deighton on boarding schools

Her boarding school had very quickly taught her to hide every human feeling: triumph, disappointment, glee, love or shame. NB 65% of Rishi Sunak’s cabinet went to private schools Deighton, Len. Spy Sinker (p. 212) (1990) Penguin Books Ltd. Kindle … Continue reading

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Book Review: P G Wodehouse ~ The Inimitable Jeeves (1923)

It’s the centenary of the first Jeeves novel. Wodehouse created two of the most enduring comedic characters in literature, Jeeves and Bertie Wooster. The novel is a series of linked short stories. They are coherent only in the sense that … Continue reading

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Sarcasm at its finest

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Alcohol Abused

Beer Guinness: Irish sludge Stella Artois: Brain damage Spirits Brandy: An expensive way to get a headache Whisky: £150 for a half decent bottle Wine House wine: Mouthwash Prosecco: Lemonade for adults

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Film Review: Bank of Dave (NetFlix) (Rory Kinnear) (2023)

This is the biopic of Dave Fishwick, a self-made millionaire, from Burnley, Lancashire. He lives and works there and is grounded in the community. As a wealthy man he was often asked for loans. No paperwork just a handshake. None … Continue reading

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P G Wodehouse at his most masterful

Honoria, you see, is one of those robust, dynamic girls with the muscles of a welterweight and a laugh like a squadron of cavalry charging over a tin bridge. A beastly thing to have to face over the breakfast table. … Continue reading

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: Selected Quotes

On Paid Holidays and other employment benefits TUC’s Nicola Smith: “Paid holiday, paid rest breaks, rights for time off if you’ve got kids and your kids are unwell, protection from discrimination when you’re pregnant”….  “I [Rees-Mogg] don’t support all these … Continue reading

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Stupid question: Great answer

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Eh Up Lad

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