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Literature

HIP LOCAL ESSAY

Some Thoughts on Quarantine by the Sea By Chris Smith The sea is almost completely still this afternoon, coloured an undefinable shade of grey as if to reflect the slowly creeping feelings of uncertainty that have pervaded my consciousness these…
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Literature

HIP POETRY READ

The Death of a Clown By Tom Bland Review by R J Dent Beneath the striking cover of Tom Bland’s poetry pamphlet, The Death of a Clown, there is a challenging and unsettling series of poems. What is effective about…
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Arts

HIP LOCAL READ

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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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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Literature

HIP READ

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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Reviews

Weather War

Hattie Ellis reviews a recent show at the Stables It’s May 1944, three weeks before D-Day, and pressure is ratcheting up. Will the Allied forces be able to invade Europe and liberate it from the Nazis?  It may be balmy…
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