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My Top 10 Books to Read

I admit that My Goodreads To Be Read list (TBR for short) is just too long, and needs pruning. On Goodreads, whenever I find something I fancy reading it I’ll click that ‘Want to Read’ button and it will get added to the list. I’m nowhere near as bad as […]

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Wasp by Eric Frank Russell

Title: Wasp Author: Eric Frank Russell Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 190 James Mowry has signed up as a spy, and agreed to be transported deep into enemy territory onto a Sirian world. His recruiter says he is to be wasp, and relates the story of four tough men in a […]

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The Best 1972 Films

As I’m writing this, I don’t yet know what I’m going to be looking at in the way of 1972 films, I can’t specifically think of any 1972 films. I can’t wait to see what this year has to offer, so shall we dive in? First up, the Top 10 […]

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What was On TV Today in 1972

What Was on TV Today in 1972 Today, 26th November, in 2017 it is a Sunday, and it was on this day in 1972 as well. So shall we see what was on the box? When I looked at what was on in 1971, the early morning (it was a […]

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Computer Games 1972 1972 was a landmark year in the history of computer games, because it saw the launch of the first video games console, the Magnavox Odyssey. It didn’t start out as this, the idea had been kicking around for a good few years in the mind of engineer […]

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Top Bestselling Books of 1972

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach – Richard Bach is an American writer who was very popular in the 1970s. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is one of his most popular books. The main character is a seagull who grows bored with the meaningless life as part of the flock. He seeks […]

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In my household we’ve embraced the Amazon Echo, but not previously tried Amazon Music. We started out with one last year and we’re now upto three, with probably another one before the end of the year. After playing around with Alexa’s more gimmicky features, we now mostly use the Echo […]

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What’s on TV in 1971?

As I’m writing this it is 6th November. I could go on and choose from any one of hundreds of channels and thousands of TV shows and films on demand. But what was there to watch on TV on 6th November 1971? Well it is a Saturday so there was […]

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Top Films of 1971

There were a few good films in 1970, so what will 1971 have in store? To start off with, here’s the top 10 films at the box office in 1971. This is figures for the US Box Office, and are taken from IMDB (different sources have slightly different lists). Note: […]

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If you thought there was a lot of good TV shows that first aired in 1970, there’s a lot more in 1971 including a few long lasting shows that will be recognisable to many people, if only because of TV re-runs. Here’s a few of the highlights. The Waltons – […]

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About The Site

This is site includes writing on various topics. Check out the books section for book related articles, author guides and book reviews. The Retro Files is a fun look at Games, Music, Films, TV & Books from yesteryear. I’m starting in 1970 and working my way forward year by year. The Fascinating World section collects together various writings about different countries and places across the world. Then there’s the Misc section, which has everything else!