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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Oil Be Damned: Part OneCrude Britannia: How Oil Shaped a Nation By James Marriott & Terry MacalisterPublished by Pluto, 2021 Review by Tim Barton The borough I went to school in, Castle Point in Essex, voted a shade over 72%…
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HIP REVIEW

Let me be beside the seaside Kent Barker reviews the summer exhibition at the Hastings Contemporary Does anyone NOT have vivid childhood memories of visits to the beach? Images stuck fast – sand and sea, sun and skies, buckets and…
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Inequality and the Labyrinths of Democracy By Göran TherbornPublished by Verso, 2020Review by Tim Barton Therborn has written on the problems of democracy over many decades, and this book brings several of his essays together in one volume. The meatiest,…
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Privatized Planet By T J Coles Published by New Internationalist, 2019, rrp £, Bookbuster price £ Review by Tim Barton Over a decade ago, Cameron, then opposition leader, complained of a ‘far too cosy relationship between politics, government, business and…
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Lost Odyssey By Richard FryerPaperback £  Review by Nick Pelling Richard Fryer is a Hastings man through and through. He loves a pint in the boozy gloom of the Horse and Groom, and yet at some point in 2011 he…
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No More Cakes and Ale? By Sophie NewtonPublished by Turned Brain Books, 2021, rrp £10 Review by Tim Barton I am lucky, my intolerance to gluten is not full-flung hospitalising coeliac disease. Nevertheless, I get cramps, bloating, and other less…
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