Can Reindeer Fly?

The Science of Christmas by Roger Highfield 'The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second . . . .' 'Santa meanwhile will be subjected to forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity.' In this delightful little book, Dr Roger Highfield, one-time editor of the magazine New Scientist, whips up tradition with …

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A Thoughtful, Studious Man

A Fathers' Day Tribute John Lockhart Junior, February 1905- July 1987 (adapted and abridged from my family history book Tapestry) My father, John Lockhart Junior, was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, in 1905, the third son of John and Georgina Greenfield Lockhart. My grandfather had grown up in London but, with his parents, emigrated to the …

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The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse

".... Connie lined up the scalpel and cut. At first, a gentle shifting, nothing more. Then the tip of the blade pierced the skin, and the point slipped in." Kate Mosse returns to her native Chichester for the setting of her new novel, The Taxidermist's Daughter. The year is 1912, a time of mackintoshes, umbrellas, …

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