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Literature

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Localism: Manifesto for a Twenty-First Century England By Charlie Shaw, Patrick Carragher, Ethan Bridge, Seth Littleboy and Liam Murphy Published by Local Matters Ltd£15 from Bookbusters Review by Tim Barton On first approach, what could we applaud more than a…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

The Physics of Climate Change By Lawrence M KraussPublished by Head of Zeus, 2021, RRP £ Review by Tim Barton One of the problems of objectivity displayed by many media outlets is a false idea of ‘balance’. This is as…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

SkyseedBy Bill McGuirePublished by Book Guild Publishing, 2021, RRP £ Review by Tim Barton Back in 2002, I reviewed Bill’s OUP book A Guide to the End of the World, in which he, as then professor of geohazards at UCL,…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

The Care Crisis: What Caused It and How Can We End It? By Emma DowlingPublished by Verso, 2021, RRP £, £ at Bookbuster Review by Tim Barton The care industry, in a broad definition that covers childcare, nursing care, care…
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HIP READ

The Last Gift and other Tales By Mary RothwellPublished by Scriptora on 6th January 2021 Review By Pete Donohue In 2019 HIP Literature favourably reviewed local author Mary Rothwell’s poetry collection Terra Incognita. Now we are pleased to report her…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

How to Blow Up a Pipeline By Andreas MalmPublished by Verso, 2021, RRP £, £ at Bookbuster Review by Tim Barton Subtitled Learning to Fight in a World on Fire, this book is in the great radical tradition of the…
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HIP READs of 2020

The best of the year’s HIP Reads, in no particular order of merit,as chosen by Literature Editor PETE DONOHUE Dhanmondi Road  By Young Early in the year HIP’s ELLY GIBSON reviewed this first novel set during the aftermath of the…
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Literature

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Beginners Guides: Anti-Capitalism By Simon TormeyPublished by Oneworld, 2013, price £ at Bookbuster Review By Tim Barton Merry Christmas! To all the parents out there. In theory, we are celebrating the putative birth of a ‘Messiah’ 2020 years ago. For…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

A Little Light:20 ways the coronavirus response could make the world better Edited by Tom Whipple et al. Published by Sphere, September 2020,hardback rrp £ Review By Tim Barton This ‘review’ is less about the book itself than it is…
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HIP LIT LOCAL NEWS

Ambitious new bookshop coming to town Despite the current uncertainty of the economy and where Covid-19 restrictions might take us next, a new local independent bookshop is due to open at the beginning of November. The Hastings Bookshop will be…
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