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Hanky Versus Panky, Or Tolstoy Or Lawrence?

Were they still alive today, two titans of literature would have celebrated their birthdays within days of each other: Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), 28 August (new style 10 September), and DH Lawrence (1885-1930), 11 September. Both wrote passionately about passion, but from diametrically opposed viewpoints: the ...

One of the annexes of the Grand Bazaar was packed with all manner of hardware, from cabling and spanners to, um, gas masks. How extreme is the nightlife here? Pictures by Bruce Dennill.
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Up Close In Istanbul, Or The Djinn Is In The Detail

It’s easy to lose sight of the small stuff in a city like Istanbul, spread across two continents and home to 17 million people. Looking up at the minarets and the gargantuan domes is easy, but if that’s all you do, you’re likely ...

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Art And Inspiration: Look, Listen And Learn

Writing. Painting. Acting. Music. Our love of all things artistic successfully manages to inspire us. For me, as a writer, all the above are ultimately conducive. Music sets my scenes, but the music has to be of a particular kind. The waltz themes ...

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Mouse Versus Maid, Or Poppins Goes The Weasel

Saving Mr Banks / Directed by John Lee Hancock / PG Sometimes, you can’t make this stuff up. PL Travers, the author of the original Mary Poppins books and rabidly possessive holder of the rights to the stories, had to be courted and coaxed ...

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The Death And Resurrection Of Live Music

Those who have been infatuated with their tunes for extended periods of time will let you know that there are fewer live music venues than there were in the good old days. And they would be correct. Names of once great venues such ...

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Hanky Versus Panky, Or Tolstoy Or Lawrence?0

Hanky Versus Panky, Or Tolstoy Or Lawrence?

Were they still alive today, two titans of literature would have celebrated their birthdays within days of each other: Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), 28 August (new style 10 September), and DH Lawrence (1885-1930), 11 September. Both wrote passionately about ...

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The Death And Resurrection Of Live Music0

The Death And Resurrection Of Live Music

Those who have been infatuated with their tunes for extended periods of time will let you know that there are fewer live music venues than there were in the good old days. And they would be ...

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Excerpt From Burning By Joan De La Haye, Or Witch Way To Pretoria?0

Excerpt From Burning By Joan De La Haye, Or Witch Way To Pretoria?

Marcie Grove is a lonely witch. After a full moon ritual she decides to do something about the abysmal state of her love life. Making use of a powerful spell to cure her sad state of ...

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Home Is Where The Five-Star Is0

Home Is Where The Five-Star Is

Ah, luxury. It’s always pretty special when you open the door to a lavish hotel suite and are greeted for the first time by a fresh, pristine layout, furnished with the very latest in plush carpets and ...

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Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie0

Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie

The iconic Tan’ Malie Se Winkel, just west of the Arc de Triomphed Hartbeespoort Dam wall, went through a long, sad patch when it felt like the authenticity that made the place an appealing tourist attraction ...

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Up Close In Istanbul, Or The Djinn Is In The Detail0

Up Close In Istanbul, Or The Djinn Is In The Detail

It’s easy to lose sight of the small stuff in a city like Istanbul, spread across two continents and home to 17 million people. Looking up at the minarets and the gargantuan domes is easy, but if that’s all you do, you’re likely to miss out

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Eco-Revolutionising The Publishing Industry, Or Pining For Forests0

Eco-Revolutionising The Publishing Industry, Or Pining For Forests

“Buy a book, plant a tree” Scandinavian based non-fiction publisher Pine Tribe, who focuses on wellness and personal growth books, have launched an initiative which aims to

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15 Years On: Secular Versus Spiritual, Or Reasons To Get Delirious?

What is Christian music? How is it different from music made by Christians? Is it different from church music?  And why is it usually quite

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