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Audrey Hepburn

(April 03, 2007)  Audrey Hepburn was born to an English father and Dutch mother in Belgium May 4th 1929. During her childhood she was brought up in England before moving to Holland at the age of 10. From 1940045 Audrey experienced the difficulties and horrors of Nazi occupation. In particular she saw many local ..

Poems and Poetry on Love

(March 11, 2007)  What is the nature of love? True Love is at once inexpressible and to speak of love is to lose its essence. Yet the great poets have sought tirelessly to give expression to the deepest yearning of the Soul. Poetry more than any other medium seems capable of giving form to the highest ideals of love .

Significant Feats in the Life of Thomas Jefferson

(February 11, 2007)  Thomas Jefferson was is best known for being the primary author of the declaration of Independence. On his tombstone he wished this and 2 other things to be recorded. The other 2 were the statute for Religious Freedom and founding the University of Virginia. In addition to this major achievements ..

J K Rowling Bio

(February 08, 2007)  J. K. Rowling was born in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire 1965. She spent part of her childhood in Gloucestershire and then in South Wales. At school she did well in English, arts and poetry, but did not excel in sports. At the strong encouragement of her parents she took a degree in English at ..

The enduring Popularity of Lord of the Rings

(January 18, 2007)  When J. R. R. Tolkien showed his manuscript to his publishers Unwin and Allen, their first impression was concern over the size and length of the story. They doubted very much whether such a book would ever become profitable, but they decided to go ahead splitting the story up into 6 different ..

How to increase Poetic Inspiration

(January 14, 2007)  "Inside each human being there is a poet. This poet can bring dawn the loftiest heights of truth and, at the same time, can powerfully eclipse the darkest falsehood if and when necessity demands. “ - Sri Chinmoy 1. Immerse ourselves in the poetry of great Seer Poets. There is nothing wrong in .

Brief Biography of J.R.R Tolkien

(January 14, 2007)  J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892, Bloomfontein, South Africa. After 3 years in South Africa he returned to England with his Mother Mabel, unfortunately his father died 1 year later, leaving him with little memory of his father. His early childhood was by all accounts a happy one, being brought up ..

La Veuve de Saint Pierre Film review

(January 14, 2007)  La Veuve de Saint Pierre has a star studied cast with Juliette Binoche, and Daniel Auteuil and is directed by Patrice Leconte. It tells the story of a drunken sailor convicted of a senseless murder on the remote Cod islands of Saint Pierre. The murderer Ariel Neel Auguste is sentenced to death by ..

Peter Sellers: Comedian

(January 10, 2007)  Richard Henry “Peter" Sellers, was born on 8th September 1925 and was brought up by his parents who were both vaudeville entertainers. Thus as a young child he used to travel frequently with his family. Peter became intrigued in observing the behaviour of other people he used to meet. This ..

Review of Winged Migration Film of Flying Birds

(January 06, 2007)  Winged Migration is a remarkable film, in that for 98 minutes, the only thing we see is flying birds. Such a documentary, if not done with exceptional skill and scope could have easily been boring. However it is testament to the film producers that they manage to create an epic documentary that is ..

Short account of William Shakespeare's life

(January 01, 2007)  Information about the life of William Shakespeare is often open to doubt. Some even doubt whether he wrote all plays ascribed to him. From the best available sources it seems William Shakespeare was born in Stratford on about April 23rd 1564. His father William was a successful local businessman ..


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