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Fifty years ago saw the most controversial Eurovision Song Contest in history. Sophia Deboick looks back to an event that began with intrigue and ended in farce.
This article examines the promotion of the cults of the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux by their daughters, nuns of the Carmel of Lisieux, from the time of Thérèse’s death in 1897 until the late 1950s. Louis and Zélie Martin were made saints in the first joint canonisation of spouses in the history of […]
Sophia Deboick on a forgotten TV classic from the 1970s, which treated its viewers like grown-ups.
For a few years at the height of the Sixties, the epicentre of cool was to be found between junctions 16 and 17 of the M1. Sophia Deboick reports on an unsung cultural landmark.
The Doors frontman was supposed to go to the French capital to find inspiration, but found only disintegration. Sophia Deboick pieces together his final weeks.
Born on Grand Parade, Leigh-on-Sea, in 1920, Gordon Arthur Worsley was the middle of three boys born to Edith and Ernest Worsley. The family later lived on Ailsa Road, Westcliff, and Gordon attended Lindisfarne College boys’ school on Valkyrie Road, before the family moved to Streatham. He left school at 15 and became a runner […]
With a re-release of their milestone debut album, and the anniversary of their seminal follow-up, Sophia Deboick considers what made Roxy Music so special