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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Hastings Town Centre Heritage Trail Published by Hastings & St Leonards Society, 2022, pamphlet, rrp £4Available at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton Sometimes Hastings New Town seems to get a raw deal, with the Old Town and…
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HIP LIST NEWS

Silverhill Press Book and Zine Launch Event Local independent publishers Silverhill Press have launched new art books by Julian Anderson, Malcolm Glover, Rod Morris, Stuart Griffiths, Peter Quinnell, Ian Land, Paul Thomas, and the book of 14 Months of Solitude. …
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Winston Churchill: His times, his crimes By Tariq AliPublished by Verso, 2022, hardback, rrp £25Available at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton ‘A most intolerable ruffian, a disgrace to human nature and a blot of blood and grease…
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HIP LIT NEWS

Real-life drama inspires Hastings crime author’s latest novel Graeme Hampton’s fourth novel in the popular Denning & Fisher crime series is published by Hera Books this month. Run For Cover will be launched locally at The Hastings Bookshop on 12…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Self and Society Essays by various authors Published by Haus Publishing, 2021, paperback, £ at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton Here we have a short volume from a new series, Haus Curiosities, ‘inspired by the topical pamphlets…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

The Trial of Julian Assange By Nils MelzerPublished by Verso, 2022, hardback, £20 at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road. Review by Tim Barton In HIP194 Nick Pelling gives a satirical perspective on lies and the liars that tell them. Those who…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Suburban Socialism (or Barbarism) By Oly Durose Published by Repeater Books, 2022, rrp £ from Bookbuster, Queens Road Review by Tim Barton Here is James Meek, in the London Review of Books (January 6, 2022): “The ... coming together of…
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HIP LOCAL LIT NEWS

Teaching Mr Lear A Feast of Words Local Syrian women write their own book. By Felicity Stephen How to decipher a book of ‘nonsense’ written 150 years ago in a language not your first? Ok, then how about finding a…
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BOOKBUTER REVIEW

Knocking Out My Demons By Paul HugginsPublished by Verite CM, 2021, paperback, £ at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road. Review by Tim Barton Paul is Hastings born and bred, and pretty close to me in age. His stories of misspent youth,…
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