Thanks Johnno: sorry about the Thunder by Les Everett

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Last game. All photos by Les Everett

Michael Johnson’s AFL career ended last Saturday when he played his 244th game for Fremantle. Twelve seasons as a player, 13 on an AFL list and seemingly over in a flash. Continue reading

Author of Frankenstein endured much grief by Richard Jones

A look at Mary Shelley (M)

MaryMary Shelley lived an extraordinary life not only because of her writing but also because of her love for the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. She fell in love with the poet when she was just 16 and ran away with him on foot and on mules through France to Switzerland. Their time together was difficult not only because he was married with a little son at the time and exacerbated through his inability to conserve his finances as they sunk into poverty. Mary lost a child to pneumonia when she, Percy and her half-sister Claire Clairmont raced through the rain and fog to evade the clutches of creditors. Continue reading