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Concert Review - Emma Johnson Clarinet
Emma Johnson is an accomplished musician who won the BBC's Young Musician of the Year competition in 1984. She shows mastery of her craft, her clarinet singing seductive stories that mesmerise her audience.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Anne Boleyn
Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon and beheaded Anne Boleyn - his second wife. His third wife Jane Seymour died. Having already set precedents Henry divorced Anne of Cleeves and beheaded Kathryn Howard. He was survived by his sixth and final wife Katherine Parr.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Catherine of Aragon
Henry VIII is best remembered for his numerous wives who between them were beheaded, divorced and died. The last bride, Kathryn Parr, was the only wife who survived her marriage with Henry. This article gives some tips for remembering the wives and looks at Henry’s first wife Catherine of Aragon.
William Tyndale, born in 1494 in Gloucestershire, could see the potential of printing in bringing accessible translations of the Bible to the common man. He was born 18 years after William Caxton revolutionised the availability of books by bringing the first printing press to England.
American - English English - American Book Review
American - English English - American is a handy, pocket sized book which acts as a two way mini dictionary of useful terms for people on either side of the pond.
Princess Diana - Queen of Hearts
Princess Diana's death caused an unprecedented outpouring of grief in England. A woman who did not always find life easy, mother of a future king, Diana had worked her way in to the nation's heart and soul.
Real Fast Puddings - Book Review
Real Fast Puddings by Nigel Slater concentrates on puddings which are quick and easy to make. The book focuses on seasonal recipes, many of which use fruits and thus are not very heavy or calorie-laden.
Kenneth Grahame Wind In The Willows Author
The characters of Mole, Toad, Ratty and Badger are familiar to many adults who grew up with the children’s classic The Wind In The Willows. Have you read the book, seen the story on stage or screen, listened to it on the radio or read the book to your children?
J K Rowling and Harry Potter
J K Rowling, creator, of Harry Potter, is one of the most successful writers on earth. Her books have transferred to the big screen with tremendously successful films which have a star cast of English actors.
Real Fast Food - Book Review
Nigel Slaters’s book Real Fast Food is a delight – a cookery bible for the modern world. The recipes focus on fresh ingredients and meals that can be made (mostly) in half an hour or less.
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