Category: Anniversaries

Let’s rewind exactly 50 years, yes before even I was born … Chris Farlowe’s ‘Out of Time’ (written by Mick Jagger) was number 1 in the ‘Hit Parade’.  Watch the video via the link and hear a real tune, compared …

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Today we wish ‘many happy returns’ to Aldous Huxley, born in 1894. Huxley came from a famous family, and was educated at Eton and Oxford, but by the time he died he was widely-recognised in his own right as an …

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Today we celebrate the anniversaries of two important writers whose lives overlapped by just six years. Firstly, Jane Austen died on 18 July 1817.  Fans should prepare themselves for a slew of celebratory events for her bicentennial next year!

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On this day in 1899, the novelist EB White was born. In his thirties, White turned his hand to children’s fiction to please a niece, and the results include two of the best-loved children’s books of all time.  His first …

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