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THEATRE REVIEW

An Offer You’d Rather Refuse By Jo Broughton  Gangster Number 1 is a fully committed dive deep into a Kray-like gangster’s life and the underbelly of London that was his world. It spans almost thirty years and a largely monologue-driven…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Half-Earth Socialism By Troy Vettese & Drew Pendergrass Published by Verso, 2022Available at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton Recommended by Andreas Malm, author of How to Blow Up a Pipeline, this book offers ‘a plan to save…
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New Model Arty

Gareth Stevens discovers how emerging younger artists are being helped by an agile collective on a Bexhill industrial estate. Flatland Projects is one of the increasing number of community based arts projects that are sprouting up nationwide. It is a…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Unwritten Rule By Stephen Green, Thomas Legg, and Martin DonnellyPublished by Haus Publishing, 2021, paperback, £ at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton Here is another short volume from the new series, Haus Curiosities, ‘inspired by the topical…
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Kamikaze Komedy

By Lucy Pappas, Susie Barnard, Sam Summerscales and Vicki Jones  The stage was set for two hilarious comedy acts, Josephine Lacey and Tony Law. The audience was welcomed by a sparkly Susie Simms and warmed up at least three times…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Self and Society Essays by various authors Published by Haus Publishing, 2021, paperback, £ at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton Here we have a short volume from a new series, Haus Curiosities, ‘inspired by the topical pamphlets…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

The Trial of Julian Assange By Nils MelzerPublished by Verso, 2022, hardback, £20 at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road. Review by Tim Barton In HIP194 Nick Pelling gives a satirical perspective on lies and the liars that tell them. Those who…
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Blue Magic

By Nick Pelling I have to admit that when I first read that India Blue described herself as a ‘faerie-folk musician’ I could not help but feel that this was, well, a little eccentric. Possibly a little bit silly. Would…
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BOOK REVIEW

Mired in the Mizzle of Time Kent Barker reviews Winchelsea, the new novel by Alex Preston It may be perverse to feel proprietorial about someone who has been dead for nearly 300 years, but I have a peculiar association with…
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