On Numbers (pp269)

Enough to take me

back to childhood news stories

of divided Ireland.

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n.b. Iain Cobain’s book, Anatomy of a Killing (Life and Death on a Divided Island) is an important book that helps explain why the Good Friday Agreement is important. One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter explained to a large extent, but also a balanced attempt to outline the complexity of that place. An important book of history, that is sadly relevant to the C21st too.

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CLP 18/11/2020

On Numbers (33)

Rank, name, regiment

Embossed in memoriam

“The Great War” claimed them

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n.b. It is interesting how “The Great War” is generally thought of having ended in 1918. On this memorial the dates are clearly marked 1914 ~ 1919. The discrepancy may be due to deaths occurring in Russia, where Allied forces were sent to fight Lenin’s Bolsheviks in support of the White Russians.

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CLP 16/11/2020

On Numbers £15m

There is a rush on

To buy country estates here.

Cities are passé

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n.b. I won’t bore you with the details, but it seems that the unnecessarily wealthy are keen to have a bit more garden and staff / servants to help keep everything orderly. It seems living on a super-yacht, or in a city centre penthouse suite feels like confinement during a pandemic lockdown. Poor loves.

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CLP 14/11/2020