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WORLD WITHOUT END – Romance by Ken Follett

His novels express his political ideas KEN FOLLETT https://ken-follett.com/en/ was born in Cardiff in 1949. In 1967 he started his philosophy studies at University College London. He began writing novels as a hobby, but with the publication of “The Eye of the Needle”, a thriller set during World War II became successful in 1978. He is a great admirer of ...

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WHAT IS MAN? – Poem by Waldo Williams, one of the finest poets Wales has ever produced

Clear days in the Preseli Hills Waldo Williams, born in 1904, is said to had been a teacher, passionate and enthusiastic, who used wooden silhouette cutouts of farm animals, with their “Welsh” name painted on one side. He was one of the leading Welsh language poets of the 20th century. His father was a schoolteacher, who spoke Welsh as his ...

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THOMAS JONES (1742/1803), WELSH PAINTER – Important testimony of the eighteenth-century artistic world

Painting, favoring the direct observation THOMAS JONES 1/3 – His autobiography is recognized as an important testimony of the eighteenth-century artistic world. He was born in Cefnllys (now Powys in Wales) in 1742, becoming famous for his landscapes in Wales and Italy. Cefnllys was a medieval town in central Wales. Close by on the hill (known as Castle Rock), http://www.ecastles.co.uk/cefnllys.html ...

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AUGUSTUS JOHN (1878/1961), WELSH PAINTER – His work was compared with Gauguin and Matisse

Brilliant figure drawings and a new technique of oil sketching AUGUSTUS JOHN 1/3 – Around 1910, for a short time, he was an important exponent of post-Impressionism in the UK. To become a painter and engraver he had studied at the Liverpool Academy and at the London art school. Thanks to his fame, in 1921 he was appointed a member ...

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NORWEGIAN SONGWRITERS – Lay It On Me, by Ina Wroldsen

One of the most famous songwriters in Europe Her style is a blend of pop and electronic music inspired by Shakira. https://twitter.com/inawroldsen She resides in London, where she writes her songs. Ina Wroldsen – born in Sandefjord in 1984 – is a well known songwriter for being the voice of “How Deep Is Your Love” worldwide success. She composed lyrics ...

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BAD INTENTIONS – Novel by Karin Fossum

Compassionate meditations on crime For a time she worked in hospitals and nursing homes, also assisting drug addicts with rehabilitation. She is the author of the Inspector Konrad Sejer series of crime novels (which have been translated many languages). The Inspector Konrad Sejer, her creationis, is not typical of Scandinavian detective figures. He is a mild-mannered widower who never loses ...

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DROPS IN THE EAST WIND – Olav Håkonson Hauge

A profound and branched life, like his fjord His first poems were published in 1946. He lived his whole life there, where he was born, working as a gardener in his own orchard. As he advised the librarian in choosing the books, as a child he cultivated his passion for reading, attending the library of the native village. Olav Håkonson ...

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HANS DAHL (1849/1937), NORWEGIAN PAINTER

sun and smiling people in national costume HANS DAHL 1/3 – His talent was evident already when he was 16, but was after the military service he received artistic education. He was educated to become an official and became a lieutenant in 1871. His first performance was held in Düsseldorf in 1876. The painter, who from 1888 lived in Germany. ...

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INCANTATION – Oscar Danielson, Swedish songwriter

You will come back and walk without turning around He is a guitar teacher, who was born in Stockholm in 1971. He manages a record company and since the late ’90s he has also produced music for television and radio programs (mainly for children). He won a Grammy in 2012, for the album “The Cost of Being a Child.” He ...

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MEN WHO HATE WOMEN – Part of Millenium Trillogy, written by Stieg Larsson

Writing Millenium novels Stieg Larsson was Swedish writer and activist, whose posthumously published Millenium series of crime novels brought him international acclaim. He was the second best-selling author in the world for 2008, behind Khaled Hosseini. He was born August 1954 in Skelleftehamn. He started writing his stories and at the age of 12 he completed his first attempt to ...

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