Monthly Archives: August 2014

Absolute Power…

Empress Dowager Cixi (pronunciation here,) was a contemporary of Queen Victoria’s, on the other side of the world, the side I knew nothing about as I grew up in England. China has always seemed very foreign. Even gazing at jade … Continue reading

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Private Peaceful.

Private Peaceful, by Michael Morpurgo, is one of many books about WWI which are being highlighted this year in the library, schools and bookshops here in Abingdon. This is written for children/young adults, but is well worth reading by adults. … Continue reading

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More Philip K. Dick

Man in the High Castle– vintage SF, vintage Philip K. Dick, and a re-read because a recent comment referred to it. I like alternative history enough that it is a “most used tag” on my blog sidebar. Perhaps it’s because … Continue reading

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Subversive meals

Fifty years ago, in teacher training college, I had my first class in Biblical Studies- mainly Hebrew Scriptures. Exciting! The importance of the world views and the narrative that portrayed them┬áhad never meant much to me. Until then, in spite … Continue reading

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Do Androids Dream …

..of electric sheep, or of anything else. We learn that the androids In Philip K Dick’s novel are always full grown, with imprinted memories. We humans, on the other hand have to learn to piece together the world around us … Continue reading

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