Tag Archives: Famous Women

THE LEGEND OF CLEOPATRA

  “This is the riveting story of Egypt’s last and greatest queen … creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman who thrived and triumphed in a world ruled by men.” – Publishers Weekly

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The Great History Hoax

There is no such thing as history. Facts happen. The First World War happened. But who started it, and why – this is the story we tell ourselves later. It’s an opinion, it doesn’t exist outside the mind of the … Continue reading

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IS OWNING A HAREM REALLY A MAN’S ULTIMATE PARADISE?

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CLEOPATRA, daughter of the Nile

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WHAT YOU CAN DO TO CHANGE THE WORLD (WITHOUT LEAVING HOME)

When Malala Yousafzai was 13 years old she was shot in the head and neck by a Taliban gunman while returning home on a school bus. She was targeted for assassination because she wrote a blog promoting education for girls. … Continue reading

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THE SONG OF BERNADETTE

155 years ago a peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous saw an apparition of the Madonna in a cave called the grotte de Massabielle. Since then the nearby town of Lourdes has grown into a major pilgrimage site for Catholics from … Continue reading

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IF YOU WRITE THAT, I’LL KILL YOU

So, religion. Is it about God or is it about women’s rights? Egypt’s Moslem Brotherhood recently spoke out against a UN declaration on women’s rights, saying it could “destroy society” by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception … Continue reading

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THE REAL STORY OF THE INDIAN WOMAN IN ‘DANCES WITH WOLVES’

She was christened Cynthia Ann Parker, but she would have told you her name was Naduah “Keeps Warm With Us”. Hers is one of the great love stories of the Wild West – and ultimately the saddest. She was born … Continue reading

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WHEN DO WE START BURNING BOOKS?

Here’s a question for you: what kind of books should we burn? Mein Kampf? The Satanic Verses? Harry Potter? (Yes, it’s happened.) I have just finished reading The Jewel of Medina,  Sherry Jones’ best-selling novel about the Prophet Muhammad’s child … Continue reading

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THE SECRET THAT THE WORLD’S GREATEST MYSTERY WRITER NEVER REVEALED

At quarter to ten on the evening of Friday, December 3, 1926, an up and coming crime writer left her home in Berkshire, England saying she was going out for a drive. She first went upstairs to kiss her sleeping … Continue reading

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