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Bullwhips and Brown Belts: Beach’s Style Guide April 4, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
Bullwhips and Brown Belts: Beach's Style Guide

Beachcombing recently stumbled on an unconventional online guide to being a good writer. Advice ranged from the sensible ‘be honest’, to the silly ‘drink coffee’, to the frankly bizarre ‘have a huge bowel movement each day’. It was entertaining but left Beach no closer to Evelyn Waugh and Walt Whitman. In fact, it left Beach […]

Tibetan soldiers in the Second World War May 31, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Tibetan soldiers in the Second World War

                    Beachcombing has long been intrigued by the following account published in Tribune in October 1944 in Orwell’s As I Please. We know that Greenlanders fought the Germans, that Brazilians attempted to take Monte Cassino… but Tibetans in the Wehrmacht? The mind boggles. Is it genuine or […]