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  • Interview: James Holroyd, Polaris Slingshot Engineer - Cycleworld
    Interview: James Holroyd, Polaris Slingshot EngineerCycleworldA: It's what we didn't know at the beginning. We had to lay out the architecture. Choose a belt final drive. Put the engine in the right location for the center of gravity. We didn't know how it would pan out. We hoped we'd get to the end of the ...


  • Holroyd genealogist unravels family mystery - Parramatta Sun
    Holroyd genealogist unravels family mysteryParramatta SunBuried in the documents, the 76-year-old outgoing secretary of the Holroyd Family History Group found a reference to her father's son, Harry. Until that point, Ms Valentine had no idea she had a brother. ''I was kind of excited, and a bit shocked and ...


  • Michael Holroyd: 'It was as if my father and I had knocked each other out in a ... - The Guardian
    The GuardianMichael Holroyd: 'It was as if my father and I had knocked each other out in a ...The GuardianMichael Holroyd's books include acclaimed biographies of Lytton Strachey, Augustus John and George Bernard Shaw, and the memoirs Basil Street Blues and Mosaic. As a young man he wrote a novel, A Dog's Life, which drew heavily on his upbringing.


  • A Dog's Life by Michael Holroyd - book review: This tragicomic family portrait ... - The Independent
    A Dog's Life by Michael Holroyd - book review: This tragicomic family portrait ...The IndependentBut there are other ways fiction can face potential legal problems, as Michael Holroyd discovered with this autobiographical novel A Dog's Life. It was written in 1953 but only published in America after his father, furious about such thinly veiled pen ...


  • Holroyd heritage award winners announced - Parramatta Sun
    Holroyd heritage award winners announcedParramatta SunFor the owners of Girraween's Targo Mahal house, winner of Holroyd's 2014 heritage awards and grants program, it's about celebrating the community's rich history. New owners John Esposito and Dianne Dickenson are advocates for raising the profile of ...


  • The author's father didn't want you to read this book. It's hard to understand why - Spectator.co.uk
    Spectator.co.ukThe author's father didn't want you to read this book. It's hard to understand whySpectator.co.ukThe book itself, a novel closely based on Holroyd's own family, was written in the late 1950s but never published in the UK after his father took violent exception to the way he'd been portrayed. He also warned that publication could well kill Holroyd ...


  • No amalgamations: former Holroyd mayor - Parramatta Sun
    No amalgamations: former Holroyd mayorParramatta SunFormer Holroyd mayor Allan Ezzy believes a forced council amalgamation will fracture the community and create a ''mega city''. The long-time councillor and Greystanes resident is concerned residents will receive limited access in times of need if the ...and more »


  • National Tree Day Parramatta and Holroyd - Parramatta Sun
    National Tree Day Parramatta and HolroydParramatta SunGet your hands dirty for a good cause this weekend at Holroyd council's National Tree Day events, which will be held on July 27 from 10am to 12pm at Kelly Park, Oramzi Road, Girraween and at Greystanes Sportsground, Merrylands Road at Greystanes.and more »


  • Bilingual food safety seminars Holroyd - Parramatta Sun
    Bilingual food safety seminars HolroydParramatta SunHolroyd local government area was placed second in a list of western Sydney councils for 2013-14 for the highest number of food safety breaches per resident. The first bilingual food safety seminar, held in June at Toongabbie Community Centre had a ...and more »


  • Good to be back at Macc - Macclesfield Express
    Macclesfield ExpressGood to be back at MaccMacclesfield ExpressChris Holroyd marked his return to the Moss Rose with a goal in the weekend's friendly with Bolton, and revealed that he couldn't sign up again quickly enough this summer. Maxonian Holroyd, above, who returned to his hometown team last season after a ...