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Iain Manson

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Iain Manson has written for publications on both sides of the Atlantic. His work has included articles on sport, exploration, astronomy and military history, and has appeared in The Guardian, History Today, Astronomy Now, The Geographical, The Countryman and many other places.

His first book, The Lion and the Eagle, tells the story of the notorious Sayers-Heenan prize fight of 1860:

"Absorbing." The Independent

"An electrifying account of the early days of prize fighting." The Morning Star

"Manson's account buzzes and fizzes with vitality." The Independent on Sunday

[image error] Marion Stein precedes her novella Schrödinger’s Telephone with a verse (untranslated) from Pablo Neruda. Now I don’t speak Spanish, so I was surprised to hear a distant echo of these lines in my own mind. When I went looking for a translation, I found that there is a strong similarity of intent between Neruda’s work (LaMuerta, or The Dead Woman – translates horribly, doesn’t it?... Read more of this blog post »
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The Lion and the Eagle
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The Happiest Days
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1.0 of 5 stars 1.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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A Christmas Dirge
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The Happiest Days (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 28, 2011 06:56PM
Description: The Happiest Days is a comic romp through the England of half a century ago, seen through the eyes of a schoolboy. Chapter 9, entitled Scandal, is set in 1963. Thirteen-year-old Tom Cardwell and his best friend Bruce Pendleton, fearing that they might not be allowed to buy one, plan to steal a girlie magazine from a local newsagent's.

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"My interest in sex began in junior school, but I fought against it with considerable success, believing it to be some form of perversion sure to get me into serious trouble if discovered.

At Stambridge though, things got worse, and I was soon force..." Read more of this chapter »
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