Tom Thumb is a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published inand was the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father's thumb, and his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giantsand becoming a favourite of King Arthur.
It is the second volume culled from his year monthly column "This View of Life" in Natural History magazine. Recurring themes of the essays are evolution and its teaching, science biography, probabilities and common sense. The title essay oforiginally titled "The panda's peculiar thumb" presents the paradox that poor design is a better argument for evolution than good design, as illustrated by the anatomy of the panda 's "thumb"—which is not a thumb at all—but an extension of the radial sesamoid.
It was added on 24 April at Haymarket. It is a low tragedy about a character who is small in both size and status who is granted the hand of a princess in marriage. This infuriates the queen and a member of the court and the play chronicles their attempts to ruin the marriage.
I lived a colourful life as I hitchhiked to India and then self-published a book about the journey, sold silver rings in the streets of Tokyo, helped someone get out of jail in Delhi, became a fixer for tourists in Brazil, set up an alternative travel guide and organised a small film festival in Berlin …among other adventures. As I learned various languages, experienced varied cultures and met a whole cast of strange and wonderful characters, I was gathering material that would infuse my books and stories with all the flavours of the road. My first few books concerned my travels, before writing Bozo and the Storyteller a book for older children and adults and then Somewhere Under the Rainbow a book about rainbow gatherings — temporary autonomous communities.
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