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James Bond Style Attack on This Day in 1978

On this day in 1978 we were waking up to the news that a Belgian defector had been killed in a James Bond style attack.

In a nutshell, Georgi Markov had been a successful novelist and short-story writer in his homeland of Bulgaria and after his defection to Britain in the 1970s, several of his plays were staged in Britain. That would be enough for me but unfortunately this fame was overshadowed by his untimely and unusual death.

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Ricky Gervais (as David Brent) and Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown) – Equality Street

I can’t believe that this Comic Relief song passed me by. It’s un-PC anti-racist lyrics are hysterical – listen for the Doc Brown line ‘Loves the word, even for people from Luxemburg’ and their take on not picking up dwarves

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Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub

If you are under 45 years of age then these three words will probably mean nothing to you. If, on the other hand, you are truly a child of the 70s then it will no doubt bring childhood memories flooding back and probably have you wasting hours on YouTube.

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Insanely Brilliant or Bowie Bandwagon?

Audi reportedly paid $2m just to licence the track for this Superbowl 50 ad, let alone the cost of the ad break. So which came first, the idea of an Astronaut who loves the acceleration the new Audi…or the untimely death of Bowie?

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Bibbity Bobbity Hat!

What can I say that’s not already been said or written? Only a personal view.

My first experience of David Bowie was hearing ‘The Laughing Gnome’, maybe I saw the video on Top of the Pops but either way I remember it vividly. It was quirky, different and about a gnome; David singing and the Gnome

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Elvis & Auntie Margaret

Auntie Margaret with ELVIS PRESLEY
If you've NOT! read the book then this won't mean much - other than a genuinely unpublished photo of Elvis when he was stationed in Germany - if you have, especially the chapter 'Auntie Margaret met Elvis...Twice! then this is the evidence

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I've been reprimanded!

I've been reprimanded! One of my unofficial mentors (not sure that she knows it) Jocelyn M told me that this website is famine or feast...or to put it another way...like the proverbial bus! So i'm going to try and be a little bit more disciplined and spread out the musings. One thing that I missed writing about in March was the passing of David Allen. I'd be surprised if anyone reading this will know who he is but - of course- there is a relevance to the book.

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Free Chapter!

Another FREE Chapter for you!
Being distributed by the publisher in a clever online widget thing.
This one's called Shanghi'd and is a number of peoples favourite.

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