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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-09-25 12:26
Subject: On this day
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Some 940 years ago, a Viking got a spear up his jacksie, and the end of an era ensued.

Or, in other words, the Battle of Stamford Bridge happened, when the last Viking army of consequence got comprehensively stomped by the last Anglo-Saxon king, shortly before he himself got killed by a bunch of Normans down at Hastings.

Given that the Normans were also of Viking stock, does this count as History's first rebranding exercise?

(Oh, how wonderfully right - the spell checker doesn't know 'jacksie', so suggests 'backside'.)
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-09-25 23:01
Subject: #58 Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell: The Curse of the Gloamglozer
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Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell: The Curse of the Gloamglozer

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Corgi Childrens (4 Oct 2002)
ISBN-10: 0552547336
Category(ies): Fantasy/YA

The reviewCollapse ) The point from which all the later books evolve.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-09-25 23:01
Subject: #59 Trudi Canavan: The Magicians' Guild
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Trudi Canavan: The Magicians' Guild

Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Orbit (5 Feb 2004)
ISBN-10: 1841493139
Category(ies): Fantasy

The reviewCollapse ) Pretty generic fantasy - nothing particularly great, nothing particularly awful.
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