Author archive for Jane Tomlinson

  • Dec022013

    The death of Hernán Cortés – 2 December 1547

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    “He came dancing across the water with his galleons and guns, Looking for the new world in that palace in…

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  • Oct252013

    Genesis revisited revisited

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    For the army of Genesis fans out there who crave to hear live once again the glorious symphonic songs of…

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  • Sep302013
    Acapulco teapot

    Magic portal teapot

    Two years ago on a visit to Chile we visited the Santiago house of poet Pablo Neruda. Known as the…

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  • Sep082013

    Antony Gormley – Another Place

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    We happened to be driving from Cumbria to North Wales yesterday and it occurred to me that it would a…

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  • Jul112013
    To Kill A Mockingbird

    Harper Lee publishes To Kill A Mockingbird – 11 July 1960

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    “…Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”…

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  • May222013
    Emma's tattoo

    Skin deep

    My paintings have, quite literally, been getting under the skin of two admirers of my work. I was sent photos…

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  • Oct192012

    Edward Lear – bird artist

    Today we visited the Happy Birthday Edward Lear exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford. Edward Lear is best known for…

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  • Jul282012

    A visit to Hockney’s East Yorkshire

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    Did you see the exhibition of David Hockney’s paintings at the Royal Academy earlier this year? Many of the pictures…

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  • Jul052012
    Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

    Joseph Nicéphore Niépce and the first photograph

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     Look at the camera and say ‘cheese’ and ‘thank you’ to Joseph Nicéphore Niépce who died on this day in…

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  • Jul032012

    The extinction of the Great Auk – 3 July 1844

    The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was once a common and magnificent sight in the sparkling waters of the North Atlantic.…

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