Available for freelance writing commissions on a variety of subjects including family history, nostalgic Belfast and its famous people, shops, shoppers & shopping, the golden age of Hollywood (esp westerns) and humorous pieces on life's weird and wonderful. Op-eds, columns, non-fiction book reviews too.
CV of published material available on request.
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1 The People's Republic of China was founded 70 years ago.
1 Concorde broke the sound barrier for the first time 50 years ago.
1 Orchestra maestro Andre Rieu turns 70.
2 Mahatma Ghandi was born 150 years ago. Died at 78 in 1948.
5 The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus shown on BBC TV 50 years ago.
6 Actress Bette Davis died at 81 30 years ago.
10 Kirsty McColl born 60 years ago. Died at 41 in 2000.
11 Henry J. Heinz (he of the beans) born 175 years ago. Died at 74 in 1919.
12 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams first published 40 years ago.
14 The 50p coin was introduced 50 years ago.
14 Designer Ralph Lauren turns 80.
14 Swashbuckling actor Errol Flynn died at 50 60 years ago.
18 JFK Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald born 80 years ago. Died at 24 in 1963.
19 The Guildford Four were released from prison.
20 Actor Burt Lancaster died at 80 25 years ago.
24 The Wall Street Crash happened 90 years ago.
24 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was released 50 years ago.
27 Actor/comedian John Cleese will be 80.
More might be added.