Archive for May, 2015

Weekend video: Carl Sagan – COSMOS – Evolution

May 30, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Drawn swords and driving sheep

“I hear you’re about to be made a freeman of the City of London,” said UpTights today. “Yes,” said OldSmoothie puffing out his chest as if we were meant to be impressed. “Should help my case for becoming a people’s peer as well.” “Yeh, right,” said BusyBody. “Because being given some sort of masonic award […]

May 27, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: Winners: And How They Succeed Hardcover by Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell knows all about winning. As Tony Blair’s chief spokesman and strategist he helped guide the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, and he’s fascinated by what it takes to win. How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambition? Is their ability to win innate? Or is […]

May 27, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

May 25, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement

May 23, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: May it Please Your Lordship by Toby Potts

Toby Potts has just qualified as a barrister and is about to embark on a career in one of the world’s oldest professions. Stirring speeches to rapt juries, triumphant press interviews and enormous fees paid by grateful clients. he can see it all. But unfortunately, he has reckoned without Judge ‘Bonkers’ Clarke, The Honourable Mr […]

May 20, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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The pupil strikes back

I felt sorry for my opponent today at least at the start. He’s a tall skinny fresh-faced pupil who looks as if he’d completely topple over if you were even to blow in his direction. Kind of a posh English version of Napoleon Dynamite with the sort of face which looks as if it’s constantly […]

May 19, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

May 18, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: Lee Child: Man of Mystery

May 16, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District by James Rebanks

Some people’s lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks’ isn’t. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they […]

May 13, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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