Monthly Archives: April 2012

A tale of two kittens: or, the crap that people blog about

One common feature of middle-of-nowhere France is stray cats. Each year we let out the house as a holiday gite. During last summer’s holiday season, with the wreck and ruin part of the house still under renovation, I was living … Continue reading

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Shoot the son of a bitch..!

… is what one American commentator said about Julian Assange’s new show on RT, The World Tomorrow. The second programme aired this week and was much better than the first one. But before we get on to that here’s a … Continue reading

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Julian Assange: The World Tomorrow, Russia Today

Yesterday, Julian Assange’s new programme, The World Tomorrow, showed an interview with Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hizbollah. It’s the first time in six years that Nasrallah has been interviewed on a major western news network. Whilst Assange did ask … Continue reading

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Julia’s nipples and Umber’s fart – Herrick the poet

Here’s an extract (still an early draft) from a book I’m writing called The poetry of Robert Herrick – who was Julia? Seventy four Herrick poems mention a woman called Julia, and there’s lots of others that are probably about … Continue reading

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