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March 2018: Vale of Belvoir

As the name of the place means ‘beautiful view’ you should have an inkling of what’s in store if you visit the Vale of Belvoir. ...More
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'For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity'.. George Orwell

'Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.'.. J B Priestley

'Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's more likely to be female.'.. Desmond Morris

'Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.'.. Max Beerbohm

'I could not live in a country so miserable as to possess no castles'.. John Ruskin

'The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink'.. E M Forster

'For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'My wife is a sex object - every time I ask for sex, she objects.'.. Les Dawson

'I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.'.. Spike Milligan

'In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table'.. H G Wells

'Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.'.. Oliver Goldsmith

'Rolf Harris is a difficult man to hate but that shouldnt stop us trying'.. A A Gill

'The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.'.. Geoffrey Chaucer

'What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?'.. George Eliot

'It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose'.. Tony Blair

'Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.'.. John Ruskin

'Conventionality is not morality.'.. Charlotte Bronte

'People say it gets better but it doesn't. It just gets different, that's all.'.. Maggie Smith

'Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.'.. W H Auden

'To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches'.. Margaret Thatcher

'Every noble work is at first impossible.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.'.. Hilaire Belloc

'Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters.'.. Tony Benn

'Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.'.. Robert Burns

'Don't talk to me about atrocities in war; all war is an atrocity.'.. Lord Kitchener

'Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home'.. W E Gladstone

'Writing is the supreme solace.'.. Somerset Maugham

'The worlds second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore'.. Cecil Beaton

'If I wasnt an actor I would probably be a psychopath'.. Terence Stamp

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