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Godot – Still Waiting

Beckett’s enigmatic characters, Vladimir and Estragon, have been waiting for almost 70 years for their titular protagonist to appear.  To celebrate a landmark Hastings production of the play we offer a trio of reviews and some background. CREDIT: Peter Mould…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet By George Monbiot Published by Penguin Books at £20; £18 at Bookbuster Review Patrick Nother According to the King James Authorised Version of the Old Testament (first published in 1611), God promised…
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BOOK REVIEW

Imagine a City: A Pilot Sees the World By Mark Vanhoenacker Published by Chatto & Windus, 2022 Non-fiction, Hardback £ Review by Dave Young Part travelogue, part memoir, Mark Vanhoenacker’s beaut-ifully written non-fiction tome views the planet and its cities…
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BOOK REVIEW

Rhode Island Red By Charlotte Carter Republished by Baskerville, 2022Crime fiction, Paperback £ Review by Dave Young If ever there was an underrated literary heroine it is Nanette Hayes, the crime solving, jazz playing, Paris-loving, black American woman at the…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

The Starmer Project: A Journey to the Right By Terry Eagleton Published by Verso Books, 2022, paperback, rrp £,available at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton With our fundamentally undemocratic ‘first past the post’ system of allocating seats…
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Bricolage Writ Large

By Nick Pelling and Helen Murphy Georgie Wheeler is an intriguing artist. Her work is painterly and meticulous but also almost rude and in your face. Her playfully disturbing visions were on display at the Bare Bone Gallery this week.…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Hastings Town Centre Heritage Trail Published by Hastings & St Leonards Society, 2022, pamphlet, rrp £4Available at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton Sometimes Hastings New Town seems to get a raw deal, with the Old Town and…
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