Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing was spied on by security services for more than 20 years over suspicions of her communist sympathies, newly declassified records show.
Lessing’s movements were documented during her younger years by MI5 both in her homeland in Africa and in England.
It was her anti-racism stance as well and her Communist Party membership that worried MI5.
Lessing, who died in 2013 aged 94, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007. Doris Lessing trailed by MI5 for 20 years
Have you ever overheard an intense or heart-wrenching discussion only to find out the talkers were actually hashing out the lives of fictional TV characters? Do you ever wonder why people are so easily beguiled into trusting the talking heads?
Well the dark-side of 8 (and in triplicate) was unleashed upon humanity, yet again; and the poor souls near the Erawan Shrine in Ratchaprasong, Bangkok, and their countrymen and loved ones felt it’s fury.
8 is regarded as the ‘lucky’ number in Chinese culture – it’s one reason why the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony took place on 8th August 2008 – 888 in the new Millennium code, the full date also adds to 8. In the space in-between, from the 9th August 2008 (when the ceremony concluded and the games proper began) until yesterdays atrocity was 2564 days (adds to 17 and then 8), or 7 years and 8 days. How the Darkness has the hots for number 17. Ratchaprasong is crammed with 8-aspect related features and includes the Erawan (88) Shrine, which housed a statue of the Thai Brahma, Phra Phrom. 80 days prior to the Beijing Olympics a new statue had been dedicated (on an 8 date in an 8-year) there to replace one that had been severely vandalised 62 (8) full days beforehand. Continue reading →