Darwin Found

Do you have any old books?  If so, one of them may be worth a lot of money. A first edition of Charles Darwin’s ‘On The Origin of Species’ has just been found in a toilet bookcase. The book is said to be worth $100,000. It would be interesting to hear what Darwin would say about that. No doubt he would have a quiet laugh. He spent five years cooped…

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Male or Female Doctors?

Do you prefer to go to a male or female doctor, or are does it not matter so long as you get good treatment? It is only recently that you have had a choice. It was very difficult in the early days for a woman to gain entry into a medical school. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to succeed, but only after 17 of her applications were rejected. She…

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Personal Audio Tours

We have been approached by a number of companies who have asked us to produce some audio versions of our material so that when people visit a new City they be guided around a number of famous places by famous people. Therefore, we have started to record famous people who lived in London such as Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill. Another one is on those from New…

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Slave, Soldier and Spy

I am interested in people who achieved great things in their lives. Harriet Tubman stands out. Born into an American slave family, it looked as if she would live all of her life in servitude. After some beatings from slave owners, she decided to escape. Her first effort failed. The next time she traveled northwards by night and made it to a slave free State. She wanted to rescue members…

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Leonardo’ French Home

While traveling through France, I decided on stop in Amboise, as it was getting late. Having checked into a hotel, I went for a walk on a beautiful summer’s evening. To my surprise, I saw a sign that had the name of Leonardo da Vinci on it. Why would the great Italian artist, architect and inventor have had a house in a small French town? Following the sign, I walked…

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iPhone City Tours

The Amazing People Club is  working on some very interesting applications for the iPhone with a partner organization called City Slicker. Some of the exciting people we are working with are  William Shakespeare, Queen Victoria and William the Conqueror. They all appear in our book Amazing People of London which is now available via Amazon. The audio version will be on the City Slicker iPhone guide to London, which is…

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