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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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Literature

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

The Starship & the Canoe By Kenneth Brower Published by Mountaineers Books, 2020, £15 at Bookbusters Review by Tim Barton This odd, but rather wonderful, book was first published in 1978. Seattle-based Mountaineers Press, who specialise in ‘outdoor books by…
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HIP LIT NEWS

New poetry from Brian Docherty Local poet Brian Docherty, sometimes known as The Bard of St Leonards, has a brand new collection published by Dempsey & Windle. Docherty has had several books of his poetry published over the years, both…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Oil Be Damned: Part fourBreaking Through: Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic (Editors) Wilfred Greaves & P. Whitney LackenbauerPublished by University of Toronto Press, 2021 Review by Tim Barton Eight years ago, Donald Trump tweeted that the Canadians…
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HIP LIT NEWS

The National Literacy Trust hub in Hastings and REY® paper launch summertime comic book initiative to help children catch up The National Literacy Trust Hub in Hastings and sustainable paper company REY paper have announced the delivery of more than…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

The Great Adaptation: Climate, Capitalism and Catastrophe By Romain FelliPublished by Verso, 2021, RRP £, £ at Bookbuster Review by Tim Barton The last few decades, from the 1987 UN Brundtland Report onwards, saw an increasingly globalist agenda on fighting…
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HIP POETRY READ

Swallowing Paregoric Babies By Pete Donohue Published by Uncollected Press (ML, USA)158 pp. $15 from publisher or £ from Amazon UKAlso available from local bookshops (signed) Review by Nick Pelling It is sometimes thought, wrongly, that poetry is a polite…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Oil Be Damned: Part three Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture By Dale Allen PfeifferPublished by New Society, 2006, £ at Bookbuster Review by Tim Barton Every ton of NH3 fertiliser requires tons of CO2…
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