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Tom Holt (born September 13, 1961) is an author of parodic mythopoeic fiction. He is the son of novelist Hazel Holt. He was educated at Westminster and Wadham College, Oxford. September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mythopoeic literature is literature that involves the making of myths. ... Hazel Holt (born 1928) is a British novelist. ... Wadham College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ...


Holt's "straight" historical novels, notably The Walled Orchard, have attracted widespread praise. A historical novel is a novel in which the story is set among historical events, or more generally, where the time the action takes place in predates the time of the first publication -- distinguish and contrast the genre of alternate history. ...


Steve Nallon collaborated with Holt to write I, Margaret, an unauthorized biography of Margaret Thatcher published in 1989. Steve Nallon (born December 8, 1960) is a British actor, writer and impressionist, best known as the man who impersonated Margaret Thatcher throughout her career as British prime minister (1979-1990). ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts, born 13 October 1925) is a British politician and a former barrister and chemist. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Humorous fantasy

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 in Leipzig[1] – February 13, 1883 in Venice[2]) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or music dramas as he later came to call them). ... Valkyrie Warrior Maiden by artist Arthur Rackham (1912) Der Ring des Nibelungen translated commonly into English as The Ring of the Nibelung or The Nibelungs Ring, is a series of four epic operas. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flying Dutchman has several meanings: The Flying Dutchman is a legend about a ghost ship said to ply the waters near the Cape of Good Hope. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Greek mythology consists of a large collection of narratives detailing the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, which were first envisioned and disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition. ... Hercules, a Roman bronze (Louvre Museum In Greek mythology, Heracles, or Heraklês (glory of Hera, ) was a divine hero, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, stepson of Amphitryon and great-grandson of Perseus. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Blondel (de Nesle, late 12th century) was a French poet and musician, a trouvère (later troubadour). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Outer Planes are the outermost planes of existence in the standard cosmology of the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game. ... A civil servant or public servant is a civilian career public sector employee working for a government department or agency. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Great Britain, where he appears as the ideal of kingship in both war and peace. ... In Christian mythology, the Holy Grail was the dish, plate, cup or vessel used by Jesus at the Last Supper, said to possess miraculous powers. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Faust (Latin Faustus) is the protagonist of a popular German tale of a pact with the Devil, assumed to be based on the figure of the German magician and alchemist Dr. Johann Georg Faust (approximately 1480-1540). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word mythology (Greek: μυθολογία, from μυθος mythos, a story or legend, and λογος logos, an account or speech) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use supernatural events or characters to explain the nature of the universe and humanity. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Queen Scheherazade tells her stories to King Shahryar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... For alternate uses, see Saint George (disambiguation) Saint George on horseback rides alongside a wounded dragon being led by a princess, late 19th century engraving. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Queen Scheherazade tells her stories to King Shahryar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm The Brothers Grimm (Gebrüder Grimm) are Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, German professors best known for publishing collections of authentic folk tales and fairy tales. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Chinese dragons The Chinese dragon or Long (Traditional:龍; Simplifed:é¾™; pinyin: lóng; Cantonese Yale: lùhng; Hokkien: leng; Japanese: ryÅ« ç«œ; Korean: ryong; hangul: 룡) is a mythical creature. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... In mythology and in fiction, Faerie (also Faery) is an otherworldly realm, home to the Fae or fairies. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Sorcerer The Sorcerer is the earliest surviving two-act Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. ... Playwright/lyricist William S. Gilbert (1836-1911) and composer Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900) defined operetta in Victorian England with a series of their internationally successful and timeless works. ...

Historical

  • The Walled Orchard (1997)
    • originally published in two parts, as Goatsong (1989) and The Walled Orchard (1990)
  • Alexander At The World's End (1999)
  • Olympiad (2000)
  • Song for Nero (2003)
  • Meadowland (2005)

1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Other

  • continuations of E. F. Benson's "Lucia" series
    • Lucia In Wartime (1985) fiction
    • Lucia Triumphant (1986) fiction

Edward Frederick Benson (July 24, 1867 - February 29, 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. ... This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Parodies of musical works

  • "I am the very model of a USENET Personality" — a well-known (on the internet) parody of Gilbert and Sullivan's "I am the very model of a modern Major-General".

This article needs cleanup. ... Clive James (born October 10, 1939) in Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, is an expatriate Australian writer, poet, essayist, critic, and commentator on popular culture. ...

Similar Authors

Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... Robert Rankin Robert Rankin (full name Robert Fleming Rankin, born 1949 in England, probably Brentford, a suburb of London) is a prolific British humorous novelist. ...

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  • official site – official website run by Holt's publisher

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Harold Holt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (914 words)
He was born in Sydney, the son of Tom Holt, a well-known theatre director, but he was educated at Wesley College in Melbourne and at the University of Melbourne, where he graduated in law.
Holt had a reputation as a high-living playboy, but in 1947 he married Zara Violet Fell, a fashion designer, and adopted her three young sons from her first marriage.
Holt's major challenge in office was the Vietnam War, to which Menzies had committed Australian troops in support of the United States.
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