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A SHARK IN THE BATH AND OTHER STORIES
Dear friends, With a little help from DesignCrowd, I have chosen the the cover for my new book, "A Shark in the Bath and Other Stories". It is available very soon! What would you do
if you found a shark in a hotel bath? The hotel manager
was horrified. Well...
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An English Major and his Canary Sunset
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Illustrated London News, for decades an essential newspaper and reflection of
British imperial glory, often carried sketches and photographs from those fearless
adventurers and explorers who helped shape British dominions. It was also an
educationa...
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Sir Frederick Leighton, a classical artist in the Canary Islands
When Frederick Leighton’s Flaming June went to the Royal
Academy Exhibition in 1895, the artist was too ill to attend. In fact he was
dying of angina pectoris. Like so many of his works, that exquisite and sensual
painting, his most famous work of art, was ...
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When Sunbeam and Lady Brassey came to the Canary Island of Tenerife
     At the height
of the British Empire, towards the end of the nineteenth century and when
British influence and wealth was flaunted with considerable pride around the
world, travel was still considered something of an adventure and often perilous.
But it...
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Did artist William Turner sketch in the Canary Islands?
     The life of Joseph Mallord William Turner,
one of England’s greatest Romanticist artists and master of watercolour
landscape painting, has been well and truly investigated and analysed over the
years. J.M.W Turner (self-portrait circa 1799) Tate Galler...
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The Last Execution in Tenerife
     The wooden cart rocked slowly over the cobblestones down from the chapel in Our Lady of the Snows Convent  and out between the fishermen's cottages before making its way towards a dusty
plain to the east of Puerto de la Cruz. Two men,  guarded by four ...
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