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George Orwell, Etonian down and out
25 Jun 2020
Ambrose Bierce disappears in Chihuahua
24 Jun 2020
On this day in 1842 the American critic and writer Ambrose Bierce was born. During his life he was famous for his direct and penetrating...
Erich Maria Remarque becomes a big noise in the West
22 Jun 2020
On this day in 1898 the German writer Erich Maria Remarque was born. Conscripted into the German army aged 18, he wrote one of the...
Sartre and de Beauvoir’s strange relationship
21 Jun 2020
On this day in 1905 Jean Paul Sartre, philosopher and writer was born. Sartre’s name is always linked with that of Simone de Beauvoir. Though...
Kurt Schwitters makes art out of detritus
20 Jun 2020
On this day in 1887 the German British artist and writer Kurt Schwitters was born. He came to England before World War II and was...
Blaise Pascal invents the calculating machine
19 Jun 2020
On this day in 1623 the French philosopher, mathematician and writer Blaise Pascal was born. One of the profoundest thinkers since the Graeco Roman period,...
Wellington slept at Waterloo
18 Jun 2020
On this day in 1815 the Battle of Waterloo was fought. As the Duke of Wellington later remarked, it was: ‘A damned close run thing.’...
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