I have recently rediscovered one of my favourite films from childhood, Jean de Florette. It is one of the greatest-ever in the French language. Directed by Claude Berri, from the original Marcel Pagnol film and novel, about Provencal farmers and a tussle over land and water. A peasant farmer who wants to grow carnations has [...]
Harsh. Really I should like Avaaz, the online petition forum which uses international people-power to lobby for defenceless minorities on a global scale.
The fastest animal that has ever lived, the peregrine’s stoop (where it folds its wings and dives) has been timed at over 200mph, while their streamlined form is said to have been an inspiration behind the wing design of the Supermarine Spitfire.
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