Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Hollywood Stars Who Became Inventors

The glamour and glitter of the Oscars are hard to match; such exquisite dresses, so many porcelain veneers, not to mention the Botox. . . Hollywood’s great and good have just been honoured with golden statuettes at the annual gong fest … Continue reading

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Granny, the Easter Rising looter

To have a relative who was ‘out’ in 1916 – that is, someone who took part in that mad assault on the British Empire known as the Easter Rising – is something to be treasured. Of course, there were plenty … Continue reading

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From the Easter Rising to the Hollywood Hills

When the actor Arthur Shields strode towards the Abbey Theatre on Easter Monday, 1916, it was with one intent – not to rehearse or act in a play, but to collect his rifle and take part in the greater drama … Continue reading

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