For September we read the sequel to the August read – Laurie Lee’s A Moment of War. Since it is a short book we thought we’d try something new – add another book on the same subject, in this case George Orwell’s… 159 more words
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Source: Global Research, by Illan Pappé
Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ against the occupied Gaza Strip.
People in Gaza and elsewhere in Palestine feel disappointed at the lack of any significant international reaction to the carnage and destruction the Israeli assault has so far left behind it in the Strip. 512 more words
We had all loved this book, particularly the quality of the writing – one of our members talked of wallowing in ‘all these lovely words’. 107 more words
On March 29, 1911, a fire tore through the New York State Capitol Building. From the third floor of the Assembly Library, where books and papers served as kindling, it shot up to the capitol’s iconic towers. 1,403 more words