Rising Stars of Thanet: Michael Child
In his spare time Michael runs a bookshop.
Michael has entitled his blog "Thanet Online" which is a big name suggesting of authority on the subject he has a website at the matching domain name thanetonline.com. Sadly he still blogs from blogger.com but as he is an AOL user we shall forgive him for this. (Geek humour, nothing to see here move along please). If you would like to know more about Michael you may wish to view his blogger.com profile or read his blog. (if you missed the link read this paragraph again).
Michael's Websites are here and here. What can be found within (separate from said blog) would make for an amazing blog itself or even a tasty website or two (with a little server side action and a design freshener) the content is great even if the navigation is both frames based and quirky. However, once you get passed all that you find a beating heat of knowledge, wit and stuff. Michael clearly cares deeply about Thanet and in an age where it is infinitely easier to run the place down this is a rare thing.
You can also talk to Michael about a number of history books that he has written about the area which can be obtained from his shop (and other places if a few Thanet locals get their way). Michael Child is clearly a Rising Star of Thanet which is why it is my good pleasure to award Michael the first Thanet Star award for local excellence and all round impressiveness - the Rising Star Award.
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