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The Reading Room 03

I popped along to my gentlemen’s club, late-night library Wednesday, and the most famous of the regular members was gently sleeping across from me.

So far, so normal.

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Happenstance, Coincidence, and Fate – Part 01

There have been two times in my life when I’ve encountered events of such synchronicity that I’ve come to hold them aloft as examples of fate. Only twice. Some people find fairies at the bottom of their garden, such as Elsie Wright in 1917 – who actually cut out some pictures, stood them up with hatpins, took some photos, and went on to fool the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Kodak – whereas, in 2010, I found what turned out to be a very hungry three-legged, half-eared cat.01 Cottingley Fairies

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TV: One Plot, Two Different Series

Warning: This post contains explicit SPOILERS about the plots of British television series and if you don’t want them ruined then I recommend that you look away now… Right now… Because not so long ago I spotted that two high-profile series had ended up using the same plot. Read more…

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