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5 Real People Behind The Storybooks

antique booksSome of the best stories in literature contain characters that seem very real.  That’s because they were taken from people the author’s actually knew or had read about.  I’ve written about Lewis Carroll taking the character of Alice from one of his young friends (which is rather disturbing).  See: The Dark Side of Wonderland: The Scandals of Lewis Carroll.  Additionally, we’ve talked about the real Three Musketeers.  Here are five more literary figures that were real people. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm

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Five People Born on May Day

Today is May 1, 2010 (also known as May Day) and the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 965 days till the end of the current cycle. On this date, in 1776, secret society, the Illuminati is established in Upper Bavaria – despite what Dan Brown writes about. Here are five people born on this day. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - May 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm

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