Thursday, 30 July 2009

Congratulations Jean - a published author!

Congratulations Jean. Well done!



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Has Harold Pinter collided with the Priory of Sion, in this strange tale? Or has Jean Baudrillard met his fate at the hands of Dennis Wheatley? Perhaps Paul Auster has been talking to the Third Policeman?

A dazed man crosses England by night in an inscrutable luxury car. Hardly knowing who he is or where he's going, he feels he might have been awake for a thousand years. Then, at a grand and desolate mansion where he chances to call, he stumbles on a gathering of strangers, whose welcome is as effusive as it's bizarre.

Decades of scholarly research, planning, and calculation have gone into this meeting which, those present are convinced, will change their lives forever - perhaps even alter the very nature of time and being. Now they are ready for the final act of their long drama.

Instead they hear another story. Not of metaphysics, but of a Chinaman, a whore, and perhaps a murder in a Mediterranean marina; of an innocent girl sent on a pilgrimage to some unknown end across the blistering North African desert; of the ancient, unique Senua Codex; of artists and philosophers and savants précieuses in smoky Parisian cafés; of a desperate search for a seductress with a leather-bound notebook; and of a CIA assassin working for the KGB...

At the heart of it all, and of their bizarre scheme, is the enigmatic Martin. But is he mad, blessed, or cursed? Or exactly what he says he is?

Author Profile
Jean Bonnin was born in Lavaur, in the Tarn in France, in the year of the deep snows; he was brought up mainly in Wales and England. He took his first degree in government and politics at Birmingham, and his second in political philosophy at Hull; his doctoral research was on theories of despotism. After university he lived and worked in France, Portugal, Ireland, and the former East Germany. On deciding to leave the underground music scenes of Berlin and northern France behind him - but not to abandon his guitar - he returned to Wales, where he now lives with his wife and his imaginary cat.
http://www.firecrest-fiction.com/content/impossible.html


Jean's recently deceased father was a writer too - here's his obituary as it appeared in the Guardian. It's written by Jean.

Georges Bonnin

Jean Bonnin
The Guardian, Friday 2 January 2009

In 1944 my father, Georges Bonnin, who has died aged 88, was imprisoned by the Nazis in Toulouse. Each night, he fell asleep to the screams of comrades being tortured. There were regular convoys of inmates to concentration camps. One day he was informed that he was to be killed, but the next day the Nazis instead opened the gates as the Allies advanced, and waved the prisoners goodbye.

After the war Georges was an official French observing lawyer at the Nuremberg trials, and at the time of his death he was revising an autobiography, to be entitled The 14th of July at Nuremberg. After the war he moved to Whaddon Hall, in Buckinghamshire (1947-59), as an editor of the German diplomatic archives.

He then went on to become an internationally renowned historian. One of his most well-respected books, Bismarck and the Hohenzollern Candidature for the Spanish Throne (1957), combined documents and commentary to lay bare the chancellor's scheme in 1870 to substitute the exiled Queen Isabella with the German Prince Leopold. Le Putsch de Hitler à Munich en 1923 (1966) drew on transcripts of the future Führer's trial after his abortive coup, which up until that point had not been fully explored by historians.

Georges was a solicitor's son, born in the Vendée in western France and educated by Jesuits at Vannes. He took a doctorate in law from the Sorbonne. With the outbreak of war he served in the army. He was arrested during the occupation while evading forced labour.

After Whaddon Hall he studied at St Catherine's College, Oxford, and researched in Bonn, Ohio and St Antony's College, Oxford. He also worked as a fruit farmer in Lot-et-Garonne in the Dordogne and taught at Leeds University and Thames Polytechnic. He was a generous and drily amusing tutor who wore odd coloured socks - because the first two socks at the top of his drawer would be the ones he would put on. Once, by accident, he wore a matching pair - and one of his students asked whether he was feeling all right.

In the mid-1980s he retired to Wales, although for the last eight years he suffered from Parkinson's disease. At his funeral his coffin was draped in the tricolore, and the Marseillaise, La Vie en Rose and Je ne Regrette Rien were played. His last words were "let's have champagne and oysters in Arcachon".

He is survived by his wife Morfydd, myself and my wife Evelyn.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/jan/02/1

14 comments:

Larry said...

Then why do you come to my blog????? That must make you a FOLLOWER of a "hypocritical, censoring, self-worshipping twat"!!! LOL I know you come to my blog---my sitemeter tells me you come there almost every day! Obsessed with me much??? LOL

Larry said...

Im "censoring"???? what have I censored? Im a hypocrite? Care to point out where? Write a story on my "lies" then! Ahhhh, thats right. You CANT. You havent FOUND any!!

Larry said...

You were on my blog today at 12 noon and 12:31pm my time (thats 5 pm and 5:31pm your time) and you left no post---awww, why? Nothing to refute, needlenuts??

the_last_name_left said...

LOL

What did you censor? You deleted my comments from your blog.

Admit it, or I can just post the page - which I saved. Unlucky.

You're a hypocrite - as I pointed out in my comment on your blog. You whined about freedom of speech, and I pointed out your hypocrisy. But oh! that's right - you deleted it. LOL. See - hypocrite.

No I wasn't at your blog today at any time.

And why should I bother contributing to your blog when you deleted my last few comments? I can't see much point in that can you, Mr Free-speech warrior.......

And if you're going to sully my blog with your drivel, you might at least make your 'contribution' relevant. OK?

And btw - you've still done absolutely nothing to prove Von Brunn held 'opposing' views to Alex Jones, as you claimed. That's the topic on which you deleted my comments.....remember?

Larry said...

Apparently you either didnt read or CANT read my disclaimer right above my posting box. It clearly says comments COULD be deleted if you are there just to be a provocateur or in your case, a TROLL. And YES, you were at my blog today. I know your EXACT IP address, it shows up on my site meter. Its the SAME IP address that showed up when you went there and posted on my blog----fucking LIAR. It's not censorship when I WARN you that you COULD be deleted for being a troll. I dont have comment moderation enabled. I allow nearly ALL posts through---except when they are being a TROLL like you. Your blog sucks. You have ZERO links, ZERO sources, ZERO researched facts----NOTHING---just all OPINION.

the_last_name_left said...

lol

so now you confess you did delete my comments.

Larry: It clearly says comments COULD be deleted

Oh wow - LOL.

So what? You deleted my comments despite your having railed against others for their "censorship".

So, (1) you're a hypocrite - like I said in my comments - which you deleted.

And (2) you admit you censor comments at your blog.

Well, That's at least TWO FACTS I have at my blog at least. It says "Larry Simons is a hypocritical, censoring, self-worshipping twat."

And it isn't hard to prove you're self-worshipping too, but why should I bother?

Larry wrote in big crayon: It's not censorship when I WARN you that you COULD be deleted for being a troll.

LOL. Yes, Larry.....of course. I'm not sure even you believe that.

And funny my on-topic comments were censored because of your arbitrary determination I was a troll - when you haven't said the least thing of relevance here. That makes *you* the troll - and it means I'd be perfectly entitled to delete your pathetic comments, based on your own argument. At least my comments were relevant - yours have clearly not been. They're still not.

But I'll leave your comments here because you've made yourself look stupid. Well done.

And no, I haven't visited your stupid blog recently. What would be the point? You have now acknowledged you arbitrarily delete comments, so what would be the point in visiting it?

Now - if you don't have anything relevant to say......what are you doing here, Troofer Troll?

Larry said...

I never DENIED I deleted your comment. I DENIED I CENSORED you. Two VERY different things. When you fail to abide by my EASY rules of my blog, I have the right to do what I want. I allow free speech, but free speech doesnt give you the right to disobey my rules how I see fit. When the intention is to provocate and be a troll, you will be gone buddy. When you debate civilly, you can say anything you want.

"And (2) you admit you censor comments at your blog."

Nope, I NEVER admitted I censor. Deleting your comment that I had WARNED you about IN ADVANCE is NOT censoring. I'll give you an example since your pea brain refuses to follow this:

If Im making a documentary and youre in one segment and PRIOR to the filming, I ask you not to use profanity and when I film you DO cuss, and then I edit it out later, that is NOT censoring, because you failed to obey my rules. Got it now, faggot??

Keep denying you visit my blog asshole. I KNOW your fucking IP address you stupid asshole and you visited it TWICE today.

By the way, I see you posted 2 new stories-----STILL no links, no videos, no evidence of researched fact, no sources---nothing, NOTHING but OPINIONS.

Larry said...

By the way, you look like a colossal FAG in your picture!

the_last_name_left said...

(1) you're a hypocrite - like I said in my comments - which you deleted from your blog. You deleted several of my comments which were civil and relevant - unlike yours here.

(2) you admit you censor comments at your blog.

Warning people that you might, if you feel like it, delete comments does not mean you're not censoring people. The comments which you deleted - *censored* - were relevant and civil - unlike yours here.

Slipping over into homophobia certainly isn't going to help your case either.

Larry said...

Repeating the same thing OVER AND OVER is NOT a debate, assnut.

the_last_name_left said...

You get the same reply over and over because you have been saying the same nonsense over and over.

That isn't hard to understand, Larry?

socrates said...

Deletions are the same as censoring. TLNL, there's no point in interacting with this person. He's a sadistic homophobe tied in with disinformation. He'll probably delete his own posts here at some point, you know, the ones in which he admits to deleting your post but not censoring. Or where he kept writing like a twelve year old brat.

Maybe this guy and Alex Jones are ex-military intelligence like Tinoire? Or maybe this guy worked for the world's largest military contractor like Alex Jones' good buddy, the neonazi Michael Rivero?


Funny how all these so-called progressives and patriots are into wholesale liquidation of posts that are awkward for them. This guy reminds me of the other troll who showed up talking about Fema camps and lewd acts- the latent homosexuality and mysoginy. If they'd have been born in Germany at the wrong time, they'd have fit the nazi personality to a tee. That of brownshirts to be exact. Isn't your avatar some British comedien or something? If I had to guess, you are the kind of dude with hot girlfriends, yet so comfortable in your own sexuality as to be able to pull off wearing pink shirts.

the_last_name_left said...

S - pink shirts might be a bit far. :) And I never much cared for dolls - like ActionMan (GI joe?) But I have no problem with homosexuals at all........ I don't understand peoples' animosity. Well, of course it's cultural....and serves as a vector for release of anger and hate or whatever. I don't care if people think I'm a "faggot" - it says more about them than me.

And my avatar is actually Tony Blair with a big spliff. :)

the_last_name_left said...

I'm going to move these comments within a few days - they are completely irrelevant to the post.

I'll move them elsewhere.

SO if anyone wants to d/l a copy - do it now. And refrain from later complaining they've been moved elsewhere.