Monday, January 17, 2011

The Real King's Speech

Tony Grant of London Calling forwarded this BBC recording to me. This is the real George VI giving his speech to the people of Great Britain and the Empire beyond. It is at once heartbreaking to hear how he struggles through the speech, while at the same time, it is inspiring that he was able to conquer his fears and his stutter at a time when his  country needed him. Click here for the real King George VI's BBC speech.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Frost Fairs on the Thames

Frost Fair with St. Paul's Cathedral in the Background
In 1814, the last frost fair was held on a frozen Thames River, but while it lasted, Londoners had a blast! I have a post on this topic at Austen Authors today. I hope you will pop on over and read it and let me know what you think. Here is what I think: Brrrrrrrrrrrr.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Vietnam Reading Challenge

Anna from Diary of an Eccentric and Serena from Savvy, Verse and Wit are having giveaways in connection with the Vietnam Reading challenge that concluded at the end of 2010. Please check out this link to learn more.