• What letters aren’t seen together in English?

    What combinations of letters don’t appear together in the english language? English is a pretty open language that has accepted and taken on many words from many different languages, as opposed to a language like french which is state controlled and has strict rules about new words. This openness means that there are surprising few …

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  • Poor Folk – Dostoyevsky – Excerpt

    April 8th. (1) MY DEAREST BARBARA ALEXIEVNA, —How happy I was last night—how immeasurably, how impossibly happy! That was because for once in your life you had relented so far as to obey my wishes. At about eight o’clock I awoke from sleep (you know, my beloved one, that I always like to sleep for [...] More  →
  • What is a group of jellyfish called?

    A group of jellyfish is commonly known as a ‘smack’. A smack is an old english term for a smattering or taste but it’s not clear how they got that name. According to jelly fan Dr. Tierney Thys, scientists would rarely use the term a ‘smack’.  They are more likely to refer to them as …

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  • Dostoyevsky and His Message to the World – By Zinaida Vengerova

    The Russian Review/Volume 1/June 1916/ This article is based on a lecture delivered at Oxford and the universities of London and Edinburgh. I often wonder what quality of Russian literature is the one which appeals more particularly to English readers. Russian literary types have certainly a universal scope, but Russian writers seem to attract much more [...] More  →
  • Timekeeper’s Assistant Garden Club – June

    Welcome to the Timekeeper's Assistant Daniel Bunce Gardening Club. Each month we'll be going through Bunce's Australian Manual of Horticulture which means we'll be sharing Southern Hemisphere gardening tips, for those in the north please feel free to add your northern notes. This month we're into Winter so it's about cleaning and planting greens. Here [...] More  →
  • Dickens – Tales of Ghosts and Murder – Excerpt

    THE HAUNTED HOUSE - 1859. THE MORTALS IN THE HOUSE. Under none of the accredited ghostly circumstances, and environed by none of the conventional ghostly surroundings, did I first make acquaintance with the house which is the subject of this Christmas piece. I saw it in the daylight, with the sun upon it. There was no wind, [...] More  →
  • The Red Record – Excerpt

    From: The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States By Ida B. Wells-Barnett - 1895 The student of American sociology will find the year 1894 marked by a pronounced awakening of the public conscience to a system of anarchy and outlawry which had grown during a series of ten years to be [...] More  →
  • Antheil’s Ballet mécanique

    The Ballet mécanique is a composition by the composer George Antheil. It’s both his most famous piece and most infamous. The original piece was written for 16 pianos, four bass drums, three xylophone and three airplane propellers not too mention the seven electric bells, tam-tam and a siren. It was composed to be played as …

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  • The Timekeeper’s Assistant Selection Process

    Every book we publish is assessed on its value to all. All our books are subjected to the TKA eight point significance criteria and is assessed by the Assistants’ Curation Board. This means we believe every book we publish to be of significance and adding value to the world. It also means we may not …

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  • Who was Ida B. Wells-Barnett?

    Ida B. Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American activist, journalist, teacher, newspaper editor, a popular public speaker and sociologist. Wells-Barnett was an early civil rights leader and one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862, Wells-Barnett [...] More  →
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