Davy Crockett

David “Davy” Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was an American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and three-time Congressman. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and took part in the Texas Revolution. During the Battle of the Alamo 49-year-old Crockett remained there as the Mexican army advanced, boosting the spirits of… Read More Davy Crockett

🛸 “We are always getting away from the present moment” (H.G. Wells) 🛸

Herbert George Wells (1866 – 13 August 1946), usually referred to as H. G. Wells, was an English writer considered the father of modern science fiction, along with Jules Verne. His work “The Time Machine” is the first great novel to imagine time travel and can be considered both a scientific parable and a class… Read More 🛸 “We are always getting away from the present moment” (H.G. Wells) 🛸

P. D. James

Phyllis Dorothy James, known professionally as P. D. James, (3 August 1920 – 27 November 2014) was an English crime writer. She became famous for a series of detective novels whose protagonist is police commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh. According to her “What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of… Read More P. D. James

Agosto

“Agosto non è crudele. È feroce. Si presenta come un mese del passato e ti costringe a ricordare. Ferocemente smette di essere tutto ciò che era. Aspettavo agosto tutto l’anno da bambino. La spiaggia, i templi di Paestum, la sensazione che tutto l’anno valesse la pena viverlo per rotolarsi nel bagnasciuga con mio fratello, con… Read More Agosto

📚 July 30 is Paperback Book Day: let’s rejoice! 📚

Today is a day for those who still enjoy the feel and smell of a real book. It’s Paperback Book Day: the anniversary of the day the first Penguin paperbacks were published in England in 1935. When it was introduced, the paperback book revolutionized reading (much like the e-reader has done more recently) Before that,… Read More 📚 July 30 is Paperback Book Day: let’s rejoice! 📚