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Arts

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

A Land By Jacquetta Hawkes A Pelican Book, paperback published 1959; hardback from Cresset Press, 1951 Review by Tim Barton Jacquetta Hawkes Perfidious Albion, the culmination of centuries under the Norman yoke. In 1951, Jacquetta Hawkes, soon to marry J B…
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Arts

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Coming of Age By Danny Ryan Review by Amanda Pollard A friendly reviewer of this book writes on page one “I read it in one sitting”. This is encouraging since I’ve left myself one evening to read and review it. They’re…
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Literature

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Strange Exits from HastingsA Cornucopia of Bizarre Deaths and Unsolved Murders By Helena Wojtczak£10:      Review by Elly Gibson What comes to mind when you think about Hastings? The famous battle of 1066 which left King Harold with an arrow…
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Literature

Book Review

The AnarchyBy William Dalrymple Published by Bloomsbury at £30 Review by Kent Barker Embarking on The Anarchy is not for the faint-hearted. To start with the tome runs to more than 500 pages, weighs in at a couple of kilos, spans…
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Literature

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We Swim To The Shark Overcoming Fear One Fish At A Time By Georgie CoddHardcover, 330ppLittle Brown (non-fiction) £ REVIEW BY DAVE YOUNG “Is your name really Codd?” asked Jenni Murray, concluding her Woman’s Hour interview with the author of…
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