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March 2019: Hereford

April can be a tricky month for weather in Britain: surprisingly sunny days interspersed with spring showers. So a destination where the best of the ...More
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Carol Ann Duffy

The evidence that Colonel Blimp has left the upper echelons of British Society is now crystal clear with the appointment of Carol Ann Duffy as the new Poet Laureate. A woman is the Laureate may well have made the likes of Dryden and Tennyson choke but a lesbian to boot ? What a wonderful double whammy. As Ms Duffy herself says this could not have happened even 10 years ago and yet it doesnt seem a brave choice for her sex or sexuality - it is for her subversion that we should all now relish the publication of her first piece in her new role. No dullard academic wordsmith this one - she writes for adults, children, picture books and the stage and we cannot wait for the sparks to fly!

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Battle of Margate - 1387, Elizabeth I dies - 1603, The Real Great Escape - 1944, Dark Side of the Moon Released - 1973
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