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Review: Walter Starkie, An Odyssey February 23, 2014

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Review: Walter Starkie, An Odyssey

Walter Starkie is an in between figure. Born to the last of the Anglo-Irish in 1894, he added to his initial liminal state by: marrying an Italian (one of his better decisions); living abroad in Spain, Italy and the US; dividing loyalties between some of the twentieth-centuries less attractive regimes (Fascist Italy and Franco’s Spain) […]

Fairy Investigation Society November 14, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Fairy Investigation Society

***This post is dedicated to Invisible*** Beachcombing has a bit of a chip on his shoulder about Wikipedia. But every so often there are pages there that are the closest we come to ‘real knowledge’. Take the Fairy Investigation Society that Beach has been looking into for the last couple of days – since, in […]