Quentin Writes Around Sally

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Quentin Writes Around Sally
by Guido Fawkes

Buy “The Speakers Wife”

Quentin Letts’ new novel ‘The Speaker’s Wife’, is published today . It is about Parliament and the Church of England, mainly. In the book a sly little backbencher fancies his chances of becoming Speaker of the Commons. To help him win the Chair, his supporters devise an election strategy called ‘Operation Chaise’ and it is laid out in a document which states:

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Books for Santa’s Sack, Part 2

Books for Santa’s Sack, Part 2

by BigJules

Part 2: I’m a bit of a bah humbug man when it comes to the commercialisation of Christmas – but there’s one thing that I fervently believe: a book is a present that, if well chosen for the recipient, will give hours of pleasure and be a lasting reminder in itself of someone putting thought, not just money, into a Yuletide gift. So do consider adding some of these fine books – all with a maritime, military or Georgian era link – to your present-buying list. Hopefully, there’s something for everyone in this somewhat eclectic selection…and if not, well, there’ll be more next week…

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Alice in Wonderland exhibition opens at the British Library to mark 150th anniversary of publication

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20 November 2015 – 17 April 2016

A free exhibition exploring the legacy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland opens at the British Library tomorrow (Friday 20 November). Recognising the enduring power of Lewis Carroll’s original story and the first illustrations by John Tenniel, the exhibition explores how the story of the girl who went ‘down the rabbit hole’ continues to inspire and entertain 150 years after it was published.

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Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS.

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Opens Wednesday 18 November 2015
PRESS VIEW: 18 November, 8:30 ¡V 10:30am. RSVP to press@iwm.org.uk
IWM London announces a new display ¡V Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS ¡V featuring recently acquired objects, behind the scenes interviews and photos, all of which are on display for the first time

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Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS

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‘refugees’ heading for Germany and France

When: Opens Weds 18 November

Where: Imperial War Museum, London

Press View: Weds 18 November, 8:30 – 10:30am

It features recently acquired objects, behind the scenes interviews and photos, all of which are on display for the first time

It’s the first display to tackle and present these subjects in the UK – reveals the little known experiences of British personnel serving on two recent operations: the response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and the fight against ISIS in the Middle East.

Highlights include;

in-depth interviews with Corporal Anna Cross, and the wellington boots worn by healthcare worker Will Pooley who both contracted Ebola
interviews revealing what it is like being a drone operator, and a target depicting an ISIS suicide bomber used for shooting practice when training Peshmerga troops.

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The Round the Island Race website is awarded First Sea Lord’s Digital Media Certificate of Merit by The Maritime Foundation

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The Race organisers at the Island Sailing Club together with J.P. Morgan Asset Management & their Race Communications teams headed up by Peta Stuart-Hunt for the Race, J.P. Morgan’s agency Into the Blue and Next Generation Results (NGR), are honoured to have been nominated for a Maritime Foundation Award this year.

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