Daniel Defoe

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Once the importance of beliefs is acknowledged, forecasting the future becomes well nigh impossible. The only thing that we can say about what happens next is that “it all depends”

Tradition demands we say things “are particularly uncertain” as we head into a new year. It is one of those phrases that is logically untrue – unless (...)

An early edition of Enid Blyton’s 1942 novel Five on a Treasure Island; and LT Meade’s earlier novel Four on an Island

LT Meade’s novel Four on an Island: A Story of Adventure (1892), now quite rare and seldom read, is sitting in front of me on a cushion in Dublin Cit(...)

Russell Crowe in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World as Capt Jack Aubrey: based on the novel by Patrick O’Brian which gave a distinctly British slant to the clashes at sea with the French and Spanish during the Napoleonic wars

The sea and seafaring have always been an abundant source of myths, stories of adventure and discovery. The common link joining the legends, yarns (...)

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