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This Easter, I will mostly be reading…

Easter reads

I’ve challenged myself to read 60 books by the end of the year. That’s just over one a week. Work and volunteer projects and family life have all conspired to make March a slow reading month, so I’ve set myself

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Bob Hoskins: The man who made it ok to be stuck in the middle

Yesterday I learned that Bob Hoskins passed away. Already there have been tributes and obituaries praising his performance in films like Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Long Good Friday. But I’ll always admire him for The Raggedy Rawney. Hoskins

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Posted in fantasy fiction, politics, reviews

Bigger, Fatter, Even More Inaccurate – BFGW Returns

I’ve been debating how to respond to the fact that Channel 4 is continuing to encourage prejudice against Gypsies, Roma and Travellers by screening the second series of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings this week, but actually my amazingly articulate friend

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Dale Farm: Five Facts

The Travellers at Dale Farm in Essex have been given notice to leave the site by 31st August by Basildon Council, who are otherwise threatening forcible eviction. As the biggest Traveller site in the UK, it’s a fair bet that

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