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Ronald Searle and Molesworth

Thing of the Day was saddened last week to hear of the death of Ronald Searle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Searle All the reports focussed on his creation of the St Trinian’s schoolgirls who, of course, a delight. But TOTD has long had a

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Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe

Today marks the 202nd birthday of the writer Edgar Allan Poe. Here is a Wikipedia entry about his life along with links to other sites about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe

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H. G. Wells

Today would have marked the 144th birthday of the British Author, H. G. Wells. Wells, along with writers such as Jules Verne, was one of the first authors of science fiction with titles such as The Invisible Man, The Time

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Towel Day

As a bonus Thing of the Day today, don’t forget it’s Towel Day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towel_Day we marked this last year: http://reden.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/world-towel-day/ and encourage everyone to make sure they know where their towels are!

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Slowcoast

On 21 June 2009, Nick Hand set off on a 4541 mile cycle ride around the coast of Great Britain. The short documentary soundslides are a feature of this site. There’s an entry for Southsea, featuring members of the Southsea Breakfast

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BBC Writersroom

Are you a budding script writer? Do you fancy writing for the radio or for TV? Got an idea for a radio play or a television drama, or even a sitcom? If yes then have a look at BBC Writersroom.

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The Hay Festival 21 -31 May 2009

The Hay Festival, set in the Brecon Beacons National Park, is a place to get together with writers, comedians and musicians… and to be inspired. Go along this week if you fancy rubbing shoulders with Desmond Tutu, Stephen Fry, Alan

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How to Make the Perfect Pitch to Agents

What with it being World Book Day on 5th March, TOTD thought it would be highly appropriate to include a post about how YOU could get your book published… The following three video links are interviews with top Literary Agent Simon

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Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!

Today is Charles Dickens’ birthday, and to celebrate the life of such a great writer and humanitarian, why not take the time to immerse yourself in some – or all – of his written works? http://www.online-literature.com/dickens/ You can also visit his birthplace which

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Edgar Allen Poe

For the literati out there, it is, of course, Edgar Allen Poe’s birthday. You can read about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe and his work here: http://www.online-literature.com/poe/ TOTD actually won a school prize once upon a time and given a copy of

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