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    Quote Originally Posted by idledim View Post
    Ross Cameron is not a writer. He promotes himself as a Marcus Aurelius fanboy. He was employed as the co-host of The Outsiders on Sky News - but was sacked earlier this week for the on-air comments posted above.
    Thx, had no idea who he was actually . And after reading AC's quote of his...had little interest in learning about his works further
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    With Cameron and Mark Latham both sacked there are now more outsiders outside Outsiders than outsiders inside Outsiders.
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    Kipling was a well known lover of empires..and George Orwell was definitely not a socialist. Maybe you should read Down and out in London and Paris and get a better grasp on Orwells views and life experiences.
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    You learn something new every day. There is a special literary award for fiction about cats: the Stephen Memorial Book Award. There's also a Macavity Award, but it's not for cat books. So is there a similar award for fiction with chess in it - the Caissa Prize, perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    You learn something new every day. There is a special literary award for fiction about cats: the Stephen Memorial Book Award. There's also a Macavity Award, but it's not for cat books. So is there a similar award for fiction with chess in it - the Caissa Prize, perhaps?
    Macavity was FB handle o the late Malcolm Pyke (as far as I remember). While the award obviously has nothing to do with Malcolm...somehow I am pleased to know now it exists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Macavity was FB handle o the late Malcolm Pyke
    Macavity was also the name of Malcolm's beloved cat! Pikey mourned for days for his loss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    Macavity was also the name of Malcolm's beloved cat! Pikey mourned for days for his loss!
    Yep...I remember the lovely cat photos.
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    There have been an avalanche of books coming out about Trump all with fascinating names but it is difficult to even keep up with the headlines never alone read a book about him. Trump's government is reminiscent of Gough Whitlam's final year in office for all the wrong reasons.
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    Revising Australian inner city suburban folklor
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    Real lives of real people, in Paddington, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst (Sydney)
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    Breakfast of champions...Kurt Vonnegut jr.
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