Philobiblon: Net nuggests No 7

Monday, April 18, 2005

Net nuggests No 7

* The Oxford DNB tells me that an Australian woman, Florrie Forde [Flora May Augustus Flanagan} was the music hall performer who made 'It's a long way to Tipperary’ THE song for British troops.
"Forde was one of the few women to launch her own touring revue company, Flo and Co. (which included Chesney Allen), and for thirty-six summers she performed on the Isle of Man ... Her likeness appears on the sign of the Bull and Bush, Hampstead, which also boasts a Florrie Forde bar." (Have to try that one out.)

* More power to the web: Southeast Asia in the Ming Reign Chronicles (14th-17th Centuries): An English-language translation of Ming shi-lu references to Southeast Asia.

* I buy organic food whenever I can chiefly because I think it is a form of farming that ought to be encouraged, but this rather good wrap-up suggests there are also genuine health benefits. (This link may only work for a few days.)

* American history is not my territory, but an email pointed me to this interesting site about Los Adaes, "the capital of the Province of Texas for 41 years. Los Adaes was a place of rare cooperation among the Spanish, the French, and the Caddo Indians".

* She was the "the Mao Tse-tung of Women's Liberation", but what happened to Kate Millett?


Blogger Susoz said...

Thanks for pointing me to that article about Kate Millet (even if it was 5 years old). Her "Sita' and "Flying' were very important to me in the late 70s, books that everyone I knew read and discussed. The Salon article is certainly a reminder not to throw out my old feminist books.

4/20/2005 06:16:00 am  
Blogger Natalie Bennett said...

Indeed - my will leaves mine to the Women's Library in London, for what they are worth. (And there's probably a few rare ones, particularly from China, that they'd be glad to have.)

4/22/2005 05:50:00 am  

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