Picked up a wonderful book in the charity shop last week - A Book of Days - a miscellany of popular antiquities in connection with the calendar; a Chambers book from many moons ago, now reprinted. Wonderful information in it, could lose myself for hours!!
Today, in 1942, the very first edition of Desert Island Discs was aired. Notabel births include Germaine Greer and Thomas Paine; deaths - George III,Edward Lear, Alfred Sisley and Robert Frost.