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SPECIAL INTEREST SPEAKER - HISTORIAN / HUMORIST / AUTHOR
From the Midwest US and Northwest UK, Rina Tillinger has a series of talks on Anglo-American history with a splash of humour. She is the female Bill Bryson with topics from The GIs in Britain to Hollywood Drama Queen, related to destinations. A teacher and author, Rina likes to educate, entertain and enthuse with her quirky talks on social history which she regularly updates. Rina wrote a weekly humour column called Yankee Doodles about amusing differences between America and Britain in The Chester Chronicle and comic articles from Cheshire Life magazine.
A popular speaker around the UK with a variety of interest groups and on cruise lines. Rina is an enthusiastic communicator who loves interacting with the public. If you don’t laugh or learn at one of her lectures, she’ll buy you a drink.
Rina has lived in five countries and taught English in the Far East. She found China changing, challenging but charming. She struggled to learn Mandarin but quickly mastered Chinese food.
An accomplished paper and fabric craft cutter, Rina makes unique cards, coasters, pictures, earrings and mounts. Her papercuttings have hung in art galleries and in Princess Diana's butler's shop. Happiness is a sharp pair of scissors!
Rina is a published author of five humorous books,
• YANKEE DOODLES: Amusing Differences between America & Britain
• TIPTOE THROUGH THE TOMBSTONES: Dead Interesting Inscriptions
• SWEET & SOUR CHINA: Diary of a Big Nose
• THE DARNWICH WI CAKE MASSACRE: Saga of a WI Speaker
• TOKYO TOES: Memoirs of a Sensei (Coming Soon!)
1. OVERPAID, OVERSEXED, OVER HERE: The GIs in Britain & My Father's Wartime Experiences
2. HAZARDS, HARDSHIP & HAPPINESS: Pioneers on the Wagon Trains
3. DUST, NUGGETS & BULLION: The California Gold Rush
4. TIPTOE THROUGH THE TOMBSTONES - Britain: Poignant & Quirky Gravestone Inscriptions & Epitaphs
5. TIPTOE THROUGH THE TOMBSTONES - US, NZ & OZ: Poignant & Quirky Gravestone Inscriptions & Epitaphs
6. PRANCE AMONG THE PLAQUES: Incredible, Implausible, Inspiring Inscriptions
7. FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM: Abolitionists & the Underground Railroad to Canada
8. PISTOLS AT DAWN: History of Duelling, Female Duels, Twain & Lincoln Challenges
9. YANKEE DOODLES: Amusing Differences between America & Britain
10. FROM CLASS CLOWN TO CLASS ACT: American Comedians Loved by the British - Part 1
11. FROM CLASS CLOWN TO CLASS ACT: American Comedians Loved by the British - Part 2
12. I LOVE LUCY: The World's First Hit TV Sitcom
13. HOLLYWOOD DRAMA QUEENS: American Actresses Loved by the British
14. FROM CLASS CLOWN TO CLASS ACT: American Comedians Loved by the British
15. MOONSHINE, MONEY & MOLLS: Famous Gangsters in American History
16. DRIVERS, PASSENGERS, PEDESTRIANS: Famous Women & Their Cars
17. FAMOUS BRITS IN AMERICAN HISTORY: 5 Centuries of Achievement
18. SWEET & SOUR CHINA: Chronicles of a Big Nose
19. SUSHI, SAKE & SUMO: Teaching English in Japan
20. TANNENBAUMS, HAMBURGERS & KINDERGARTENS: Deutsche Einwanderung Nach Amerika
CHRISTMAS TREES, HAMBURGERS & KINDERGARTENS: German Immigration to Amerika
21. KOEKJES, THALERS & SINTERKLAUS: Nederlandse Emigratie Naar Amerika
COOKIES, DOLLARS & SANTA CLAUS: Dutch Immigration to America
22. THE FIRST PANCAKE IS ALWAYS LUMPY: Amusing Eastern European Proverbs
23. HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH: Eastern European Birth, Marriage & Death Traditions
24. HAPPINESS & GLASS BREAK EASILY: Amusing Scandinavian Proverbs
25. HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH: Scandinavian Birth, Marriage & Death Traditions