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William Blake | Was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language" | England | 1757 - 1827

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My writing day: Hilary Mantel

The most frequent question writers are asked is some variant on, “Do you write every day, or do you just wait for inspiration to strike?” I want to snarl, “Of course I write every day, what do you think I am, some kind of hobbyist?” But I understand the question is really about the central mystery – what is inspiration? Eternal vigilance, in my opinion. Being on the watch for your material, day or night, asleep or awake.

D6722 (later 37022, 37512, 37608) and D6704 at Liverpool St Station in 1962. Note the 'Gresley' coaches. D6722 was built at the English Electric Vulcan Foundry and delivered on 13th July 1961. Named 'Thornaby Demon' from 13th May 1987 till 1995. In 2014 still in active service as 37608 as part of the DRS Nuclear fleet.

Till Gins - Language teaching is not all about knowledge, it’s about performance, and therefore if groups are too large, students are not going to be able to get enough practical training.

Fe Del Mundo was admitted in Harvard Medical School because she was extremely smart…and because they didn’t realize she was a woman. READ MORE: