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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

COP26 Part 3 Who Owns The Wind? By David McDermott HughesPublished by Verso, 2021 Paperback, £ rrp Review Tim Barton Here we are post-COP26, hopefully angry at the usual greenwash and fig-leafing on display. It is not as if the…
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Literature

HIP CHILDREN’S READ

Carried Away with the CarnivalWritten and illustrated by Ed Boxall Published by Pearbox Press, 2021Paperback picture book, £ full colour pages, Ages 3-8 Hastings-based children’s writer and illustrator Ed Boxall’s latest book has just been published. Ed is also a…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

COP26 Part 2 Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero is not EnoughBy Holly Jean BuckPublished by Verso, 2021 Paperback, £ rrp Review Tim Barton Here is a warning, from Bill McKibben’s recent Guardian piece on fatalism and hope, ‘without swift…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

COP26 Part 1Losing Earth: The Decade we Could Have Stopped Climate Change  By Nathaniel RichPublished by Picador, 2020 Paperback, £ rrp at Bookbusters Review of Tim Barton Put aside the foolish subtitle – climate change is an ongoing process, with…
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HIP POETRY READ

William McGonagall on speed? More Poems From The Boreen By Tom O’BrienPublished by tomtom-theatre, Paperback, £ Review by Pete Donohue Tom O’Brien is an Irish writer, playwright and poet who has lived in Hastings for over 21 years. His writings are…
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Literature

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Fearless Cities Barcelona En Comú Published by New Internationalist, 2019, £ at Bookbusters Review By Tim Barton This great book popped out two years ago, so in effect is ‘new’ thanks to lockdown. I am inclined to think the movements discussed…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

The Tyranny of Merit By Michael J SandelPublished by Penguin Books, 2021, £ at Bookbusters Review by Tim Barton This timely book by Harvard professor Michael Sandel gives a complex and tightly argued review of one of the contemporary top…
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HIP LIT NEWS

YOUNG WRITERS’ GROUP RELAUNCHES The Hastings Young Writers group is relaunching on 27th September and has places for new members. After having been unable to meet because of Covid, the group now has a new programme of events. It meets…
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Literature

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Carbon Choices By Neil Kitching Published by the author, 2020, £ at Bookbusters Review by Tim Barton In a BBC interview last month, Greta Thunberg stated ‘I think that we can safely say that there are no countries at least…
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