Education and Work:
I'm interested in
Film Noir, Cricket, Jaffa Cakes, Matt Monro, Redheads, Steampunk and Vanilla Slices – not necessarily in that order!!
Matt Monro, The Cardigans, The Ting Tings, Françoise Hardy. The Zutons, The Who, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Alphabeat, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, Pulp, Jamiroquai, Marianne Faithfull and Vanessa Paradis.
The Sting, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Ipcress File, Dr Strangelove, The Maltese Falcon, Master and Commander, The Driver, The Third Man, The Thing, The Untouchables, Das Boot, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Blues Brothers, Aliens, Goodbye Mr Chips, LA Confidential, and Brief Encounter.
History of the Peloponnesian War, August 1914, November 1916, Dune, In Cold Blood, Catch-22, The Ipcress File, The Agricola and the Germania, The Gulag Archipelago, Beau Geste, and Funeral in Berlin.
“Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man” - Disraeli;
“There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies against despots - suspicion.” - Demosthenes;
“History is philosophy from examples” - Dionysius of Halicarnassus;
“Laws are silent in times of war” - Cicero;
“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.” - Alain;
Vanilla Slices, Mashed Potato