London Sewers & London's Main Drainage | sub-urban.com untitled Digital Bodleian The First World War Poetry Digital Archive The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources. These educational resources include an exciting new exhibition in the three-dimensional virtual world Second Life. Freely available to the public as well as the educational community, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired.
What The Fuck Was That Editor Smoking? Welcome + Witches in Early Modern England Churchill and the Great Republic This exhibition examines the life and career of Winston Spencer Churchill and emphasizes his lifelong links with the United States—the nation he called “the great Republic.” The exhibition comes nearly forty years after the death of Winston Churchill and sixty years after the D-Day allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France during World War II. It commemorates both of these events. On April 17, 1945, British Prime Minister Winston S. Photograph above: The Prime Minister's Return Journey Across the Atlantic, August, 1941. This exhibition and its programming were made possible by the generous support of John W. Additional support was provided by the Annenberg Foundation. February 5–July 10, 2004 Northwest Gallery Look for these “Discover!”
Brainstorms & Bylines Old Bailey Online - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 - Central Criminal Court The Great War Archive (University of Oxford) Dec 25. The Christmas Truce Sergeant Bernard Brookes was a signaller who spent ten months in Flanders in the beginning of the War before he suffered shellshock and was invalided out of active service. During his convalescence he wrote up the notes he had made during his service, giving a personal, unsentimental account of the appalling conditions in the trenches as well as humorous exploits on and off duty.Here are two short extracts relating to the famous Christmas Truce 1914: 24 December 1914: "An officer went out (after we had stood at our posts with rifles loaded in case of treachery) and arrangements were made that between 10.00am and noon, and from 2.00pm to 4.00pm tomorrow, intercourse between the Germs [sic] and ourselves should take place. It was a beautiful night and a sharp frost set in, and when we awoke in the morning the ground was covered with a white raiment. You can read more of Sergeant Bernard Brookes’s story on the Europeana 1914-1918 site.
fiction by Diane Holmes, (a) Chief Alchemist of Pitch University, (b) lover of learning, and (c) writer of fiction, non-fiction, and the occasional manifesto. Story openings are magical. There’s something that happens in that first line, on that first page. Just words. It seems simple. But these opening words somehow, cleverly, shoehorn the reader into your story and the next umpteen pages. It’s that last piece that’s key. Good openings trap them. It’s one thing to talk about that magic and examine an already-published passage. There is no magical shoehorn app. Until technology catches up with us, we’ll have to look at manual methods for creating Opening Magic. Here are mine: #1 Regret There’s something about knowing a regret of some sort exists that creates a reader-compulsion to Find. This seems useful. #2 Mystery, Lies, and Secrets Again with the compulsions. And here’s the key. Secrets and lies imply there is huge and dreadful meaning that matters to a human being or two. #3 Danger in the Air
short stories at east of the web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. - Length: 7 pages - Genre: Fiction, Humor ‘Bloody hell!’ - Genre: Humor Looking round he saw an old woman dragging a bucket across the floor and holding a mop. - Length: 3 pages Henry pours more coal onto the hearth as a gust of wind rattles through the cracked window frame. - Length: 14 pages - Genre: Horror ulissa Ye relished all the comfortable little routines and quietude defining her part-time job at The Bookery, downtown’s last small, locally-owned bookstore. - Length: 8 pages - Age Rating: U The forest looked ethereal in the light from the moon overhead. - Length: 15 pages - Age Rating: 18 Corporal Earnest Goodheart is crouched in a ditch on the edge of an orchard between Dunkirk and De Panne. - Genre: Fiction - Length: 20 pages
Quotable Quotes on Writers and Writing These quotes come from a variety of sources, and due to my laxness, I haven't bothered to document their origins (nor am I likely to start now). If you'd like to find out who said what when, there are several on-line sources, as well as print sources (i.e., Bartlett's) for that sort of thing. Otherwise, you'll just have to take my word for it that I didn't just make them up. To view the quotes, either scroll down the page, or if you're looking for a quote by someone in particular, click on the first letter of his or her last name. If you've got a good quote you'd like to contribute, if you see a shameless typo on my part, or if you've just got a comment to make, send it to email@example.com. I love deadlines. - Douglas Adams There are two kinds of writer: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder. - Brian Aldiss A writer should say to himself, not, How can I get more money? - Maxwell Anderson - Sherwood Anderson - Anonymous - Aristotle - Matthew Arnold - Isaac Asimov - S.
Ink - Quotes about writing by writers presented by The Fontayne Group Writing "I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark." Henry David Thoreau "Writing is an adventure." Winston Churchill "Know something, sugar? "Whether or not you write well, write bravely." "The first rule, indeed by itself virtually a sufficient condition for good style, is to have something to say."