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Literature

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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Literature

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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Arts

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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Arts

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Automation and the Future of Work By Aaron BenanavPublished by Verso, 2020, hardback rrp £ Review By Tim Barton Wandering into town last week, a friend and I got chatting and she commented on my T-shirt, which depicted the Worm…
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Arts

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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Arts

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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