Tag Archives: Leonardo da Vinci

Scipio and Leonardo

Last Saturday, I was browsing through some books on sale at a stall at Exeter’s Respect Festival, when a historical novel dealing with Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus leapt out at me. I had previously read a trilogy of books dealing … Continue reading

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A Dream of the Number Six

As I’ve often had cause to mention here and elsewhere, I’ve been blessed with vivid dreams and nightmares ever since I was a child. I’ve recorded the details of many of these nocturnal visitors in my diaries, perhaps most notably … Continue reading

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“The Jungle Told Us What To Do”

I dislike the term, but I suppose it would be accurate to say that I’m a ‘creative’ person and it’s been this way for as long as I can remember. In recent times, my waking hours – and to an … Continue reading

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The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli

Earlier today, I was delighted when my son Jack presented me with a handsome gift in the form of The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli. It had been some time since I owned this book, as I’d given away my last … Continue reading

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