Tag Archives: the guardian

A Sunday Afternoon Joke

For book geeks everywhere… A chicken walks into the library. It goes up to the librarian and says: “book, book, book, book”. The librarian hands the chicken a book. It tucks it under his wing and runs out. A while … Continue reading

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Judy Murray

Andy Murray’s mum is a fabulous-sounding woman. She’s done a long interview with The Guardian which they’re publishing in bits and pieces today. She talked about working with young tennis players in Scotland with no budget and no facilities. And … Continue reading

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Literary Insults

Who writes the best insults? It’s not easy to come up with something witty and cutting at the same time. Shakespeare is a master. P G Wodehouse is brilliant as well. The Guardian put up a list of choice literary … Continue reading

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Remembering Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart died last week and The Guardian published their obituary and an article in remembrance today. I knew nothing about Mary Stewart’s life until I read the newspaper articles today – didn’t know when she was born, didn’t even … Continue reading

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A Heroine No One Could Love

There’s a very good article in The Guardian today about literary heroines who get less notice than their showier counterparts. It leads with a thoughtful and convincing piece about Fanny Price, the heroine of Sense and Sensibility. Sense and Sensibility … Continue reading

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Establishment Bullies

Suzanne Moore’s op-ed for The Guardian today, makes some smart points about a particular kind of self-pitying right-wing bloke. You know, the guys who turn around and complain about oppression and censorship and political correctness run mad if anyone questions … Continue reading

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Andy Murray’s training regime: not for the faint of heart…

Andy Murray's fine-tuned training keeps him off the Melbourne sicklist | Kevin Mitchell | Sport | The Guardian. A fascinating article about just what it takes to be an elite tennis player. A crazy amount of hard work and tolerance … Continue reading

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