No blog is an island, and this online atoll has played host to creators, characters and creatures aplenty.
William Allingham, R.M. Ballantyne (The Coral Island), Anthony Burgess (Inside Mr Enderby), Winston Churchill, Captain James Cook (Journals), T.S. Eliot (‘The Wasteland’), Richard Ford (The Sportswriter), Sigmund Freud, Thomas Hardy (Mayor of Casterbridge), Ernest Hemingway, Johann Herder, Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley), Homer, John Hooker (Our Jack & The Bush Soldiers), Clive James (Unreliable Memoirs), W.E. Johns (the Biggles Books), James Jones (The Thin Red Line), James Joyce (Ulysses), Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr (Les Guêpes), Thomas Kuhn (The Structure of Scientific Revolutions), David Lodge (A Man of Parts and The Art of Fiction), Lennie Lower (Here’s Luck), Malcolm Lowry (Under the Volcano), Thomas Mallon (A Book of Their Own), Thomas Mann, Prof. Muir, Robert Musil (The Man Without Qualities), Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita), Derek Robinson (Goshawk Squadron), Heather Rose (Bruny), William Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice; King Lear), George Bernard Shaw (‘What Is Wrong With Our System of Education’), Percy Bysshe Shelley, Charles Spurgeon, Madeleine St John (Women in Black), Anthony Storr (The Dynamics of Creation), Peter Watson (Ideas), H.G. Wells, P.G. Wodehouse (Blandings Castle)
Creators (Movies & Music)
Peter Allen (‘Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage’), Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine), Bruce Beresford (Ladies in Black), Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront), Jeff Buckley, Johnny Cash, Gavin Clark (Clayhill, ‘Grasscutter’), Don Dilego (‘New Road’), Bob Dylan (‘Gotta Serve Somebody’), Frankie Goes to Hollywood (‘Relax’), George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue), Vladimir Horowitz, Keane (‘The Starting Line’), Franz Lizst, Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Dennis Potter (Mayor of Casterbridge), Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam, ‘Jeremy’), Fritz Wunderlich
A Fucking Idiot Full Stop, A Nuggety Old Bloke, A Poor Man’s Bob Dylan, Adam and His Other, An Associate Publisher at Penguin, Biggles, Chopper, Dave the Driver, David and Janice, Goldie de Groot, Lily Dunn, Ginger Without the Fred, My Medico, Once Upon a Tam, Our Pet Butcher, Mal, Phil, Roman Vandals, Selfish Pricks, That Bloke and His Briar, The Clumsy Fireman, Wat, with a Broken Tooth, Weedy Teens, Chad Wilcox
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