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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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Arts

FILM REVIEW

First Cow Review by Jamie Sellers  What springs to mind when you think of buddy movies? The Odd Couple? Butch and Sundance? Thelma and Louise? Maybe one of those modern Hollywood comedies where Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell or Owen Wilson…
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Arts

FILM REVIEW: After Love

By Jamie Sellers Had cinemas been open to capacity all year, a movie like After Love – Kent-born writer-director Aleem Khan’s intriguing drama – would certainly have garnered more attention and been easier to track down. If you like interesting…
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Arts

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

The Coming Silent Seasons?Part Five: Kids Edition Phoebe the Bee, Jenny BaileyPublished by Tales From Mother Earth, book and CD with Seeds, £ Kids Fight Climate Change Martin Dorey, RRP £, Bookbuster £ by Walker Books Greta Thunberg, A board book from…
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Arts

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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Arts

Body Count

HUGH SULLIVAN reviews The Duke’s Theatre Company production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at Fairlight Hall. Down at the Capulet family crypt in Verona which doubles as Friar Laurence’s cell, the pile of bodies is mounting. Tybalt’s corpse has been…
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Arts

Vox Salva

GARETH STEVENS reviews Juliet Russell’s breathtaking new album: Vox Salva. Like us all, I truly appreciate the depth and breadth of musical talent that we have in our town, but when I first heard Vox Salva I thought how could…
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