Murray's Daily Companion: A Literary and Historical Almanac of Readings and Anniversaries from Diaries, Letters, Eyewitness Accounts, Some Speeches and a Few Sermons Written on Each Day of the Year Over Many Centuries


This rich collection is drawn from nine centuries of daily writings. Each day of the year has its page, revealing what some of our greatest writers have been doing, thinking or writing on that particular day, as well as some of the anniversaries of curious and arresting events connected with it - the day Don Juan lost his virginity, a man-powered plane crossed the Channel, the Battle of Hastings was fought. Its vast range of colourful characters and contributors includes kings and queens, presidents, loiterers in the ...

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