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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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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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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Entangled Life: How fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures By Merlin SheldrakePublished by The Bodley Head, 2020, hardback rrp £  Review Tim Barton For Star Trek: Discovery, a MacGuffin was invented to allow interstellar faster-than-light…
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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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HIP READ

Families of Spies By Brian LandersRedDoor Press, paperback, £ by Elly Gibson Families of Spies is the second installment in ‘the Dylan series’, a set of four spy novels by Brian Landers, starring unlikely spy Thomas Dylan. We first met…
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HIP LIT LOCAL NEWS

New poetry from Brian Docherty Local poet Brian Docherty, who has been a regular presence at events in Hastings, Eastbourne, Brighton and further afield for several years now, and is a member of local writers groups and poetry workshops, has…
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HIP INTERVIEW

Should We Fall Behind By Sharon Duggal, Bluemoose Books, 2020 INTERVIEW BY LUCY BROWN Brighton author, Sharon Duggal, launches her latest book Should We Fall Behind on October 22nd. The novel is a piercingly accurate depiction of unnoticed lives. From the…
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