Amazing Explorers

Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Captain James Cook are legends for their historic voyages. Their travels took them many years to complete. Now, in a jet plane, we can travel to the other end of the globe in just over a day. Also, at the click of a button on our computer, we can connect instantly with someone in their own home and have the equivalent of a personal TV channel…

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8 October, 2013
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Amazing People of London

17 July, 2012

William Shakespeare made his name here. So did Charles Dickens. Florence Nightingale made major contributions to hospitals and health in the city. Christopher Wren’s famous St Paul’s Cathedral still stands. The Houses of Parliament designed by Charles Barry grace the River Thames. Buckingham Palace, where the kings and queens have lived since the 18th century, overlooks the pretty gardens of St James’ Park. At the other end of London, the…

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Amazing Musicians

26 January, 2012

Who started with a stammer and stutter, but became a singing star? What sort of life did Edith Piaf, the famous French singer, have before she changed her name ? How did Louis Armstrong break away from the downtown gangs of New Orleans to become a star of stage and screen? The answers and much more are in the new book called Amazing Musicians just published and available via Amazon and…

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Amazing – Seven Billion People

25 October, 2011

In the year 1800, it is estimated there were one billion people on Earth. By 1927, the figure reached 2 billion. This week it was announced that there are now 7 billion. So, in the last 84 years  – the lifetime of  one generation – the population has increased by 5 billion people. How many of them have been amazing people? Over those years,  the average  number of people has gone…

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How Amazing People Succeed

9 September, 2011

All the people in this picture are famous. How many of them can you name? They all achieved a great deal in their lives. They did so by using the talents and time well. It is fascinating to conduct virtual  interviews with them. That is what I do  for the Amazing People Club Publications. In the process, I can see that people who did amazing things had ways of thinking…

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