Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

  1. The Torch of History

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    August 30, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    1948 women's swimming team

    For most of my life I’ve been as likely to pole-vault out of the garden as to sit down to watch the Olympic opening ceremony on television. The celebration of children’s books certainly softened my resistance to the occasion. And I enjoyed the glimpses of London in 1948 we had on our screens. And finally, I had time to watch – and get keep reading



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