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Arts

The Hastings Trawler

Set up in 2005 by local people disenchanted with the Council (not unlike HIP a decade later) this magazine spread its literary net far beyond politics to encompass history, poetry, fiction and cartoons. Initially financed by Graham Frost, owner of…
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Literature

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Privatising Justice: The Security Industry,War and Crime Control By Wendy Fitzgibbon and John LeaPublished by Pluto, April 2020, paperback RRP £ By Tim Barton A cartoon potted history might suggest that the nation state evolved directly from ‘the mafia that won’.…
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Literature

BOOKBUSTERS REVIEW

Just Transitions:Social Justice in the Shift Towards a Low-Carbon WorldEdited by Edouard Morena, Dunja Krause and Dimitris StevisPublished by Pluto, November 2019, paperback RRP £ Review By Tim Barton Once upon a time, a few months ago (as things are…
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Literature

HIP READ

Stories for the Mad Volume One Various authors Book review by Elly Gibson Stories for the Mad is the debut short fiction anthology from Moran Press, based just outside Boston USA. It contains 11 carefully selected short stories from contemporary…
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Literature

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

The Deficit Myth:Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy By Stephanie KeltonPublished by John Murray  Review by Lee Humphries I’ve been eagerly awaiting Stephanie Kelton’s book The Deficit Myth after watching her talks on YouTube for years.…
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Literature

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Human Kind: A Hopeful HistoryBy Rutger Bregman  Published by BloomsburyReview by ‘MW’ Human Kind a Hopeful History, by Rutger Bregman, has been my choice during the quarantine. I find myself in the fortunate number of the furloughed, therefore salaried, at…
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Literature

HIP Short Story

Night of the Pixie Moon By Jemia De Blondeville i decided some deforestation was urgently needed, during the period of this Super Moon. and set about cutting through the wiry growth, and bramble, using my hand held shearing device. but…
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Literature

HIP Poetry Read

Of Few Words By Lucas Howard Whisky & Beards PublishingHardback £15  Review by Pete Donohue Dyslexia and Neurodiversity-friendly Poetry Here is a new poetry collection with a distinct difference. Hastings based Lucas Howard, AKA Lucas the peaceful poet, is a…
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