Literature

Bookbuster Book Review

Life Lessons: The Case for a National Education Serviceby Melissa BennPublished by Verso, rrp £  Review by Tim Barton Here’s something to annoy the Thatcherites and fools that think they’re getting ‘their’ country back: a quote from the great guru of economics, Adam Smith,…
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Literature

WENDY OXLADE R.I.P.

HIP Literature is saddened to hear of the recent death of Hastings poet and painter Wendy Oxlade. Wendy was a regular performer at Sheer Poetry nights at Bookbuster and delighted audiences with her deadpan wit, quirky themes and Beat Poet sensibility.…
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Literature

HIP READ

Too Many Drinks Ago By John D Robinson (Paper And Ink Literary Zine, £5) Poetry is more than words on a page (but no batteries required for alternative literature) It’s a simplistic and cringingly obvious statement I’ve headed this HIP Read with…
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Literature

HIP READS

By John Cornelius Ad Astra: Two Poets on a Stairway to Heaven Running Upon The Wires By Kate Tempest (Picador, Sept 2018, rrp £) The River in the Sky By Clive James (Picador, Sept 2018, rrp £) Ostensibly, two collections…
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Literature

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Fear: Trump in the White House By Bob Woodward (Simon and Schuster, £20) Review by Paul Hunt HIP readers familiar with local history will know that in 1822 the residents in the area of what is now Robertson Street and…
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