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Another Author’s Insight: Charles Dickens (1812-1870) | IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

I’m looking forward to renewing acquaintance with imaginary friends in the coming year – several years of poor health that adversely affected my ability to write creatively has kept us apart. But in that interval, I’ve tried to keep in touch with the times of their lives through a mass of research (documented at my Passions of Patriots blog site). And now I have a new lift-chair recliner in which to relax while I pick up the virtual pen again! (Most of Irish Firebrands was written while I occupied the chair that’s now owned and operated by my son.)

I do not find it easy to get sufficiently far away from this Book, in the first sensations of having finished it, to refer to it with the composure which this formal heading would seem to require. …

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Another Author’s Insight: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or, as it were, fondle them – peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on their shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that if you do not know what is in them, you will at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them at any rate be your acquaintances.”

~ Quoted by William Manchester in The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932, in “Preamble: The Lion at Bay” (page 31).

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The Curse of Aldo Manuzio.

Read more about Aldo Manuzio (alias Aldus Manutius) HERE.

 

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