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memories of the ’70s – James Bond’s nemesis: Francisco Scaramanga

In the 1970s, the James Bond film series had a noted villain who was almost as beloved as the lead: Francisco Scaramanga. Created by Ian Fleming, the character first made his appearance in the book Diamonds are Forever. Scaramanga is … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Just as Long as We’re Together by Judy Blume

The late 1980s offered another memorable coming of age novel from Judy Blume: Just as Long as We’re Together. Narrated by 13 year old Stephanie Hirsch, the storyline focuses on the numerous changes that are happening in her life – … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Hey Al by Arthur Yorinks, illustrated by Richard Egielski

For picture book fans in the late 1930s, this award-winning book made an impression with the vivid storytelling in Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks and illustrated by Richard Egielski. The story by Yorinks focuses on a man named Al, and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Castle by David Macaulay

In the late 1970s, a picture book was given the Caldecott Honor, and created a world within walls in┬áCastle by David Macaulay. The author’s premise was to reveal how a Welsh castle was built during the late 12th century. The … Continue reading

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Get your head…

out of a book for once. (I will take it under consideration)

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memories of the ’80s – TV show board games

In the 1980s, board games were still popular, as was the inspiration to create them based on your favourite television and radio shows of the day. In 1982, the daytime soap opera General Hospital has been on the air for … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The mid 1980s was a fertile writing time for author John Irving, who published his sixth novel The Cider House Rules. Set in the 1930s and 1940s America, the story centers around Homer and his relationship with Wilbur. Homer is … Continue reading

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