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The State and World History

What remains of the theory of the state, after the laments of sovereignty and the ecstasy of vitalism? We’re taking our dialectic to the streets, to Hegel’s… 47 more words

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The Shock of the Fall ~ Nathan Filer

One Saturday in May of last year I had the pleasure of hearing Nathan Filer read from his debut novel at a local Readers Event.  986 more words

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Review: Emma and I by Sheila Hocken

Emma and I: a recent addition to our reading group collection

I first read this book as a child. I was the kind of kid that roams your bookshelves and picks whatever she fancies; I came across my mum’s copies of Sheila Hocken’s autobiographies on a random shelf one summer and read through the whole five-part series in a greedy daze. 203 more words

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Harvest ~ Jim Crace

Every now and again a novel comes along which quite simply takes your breath away.  It won’t necessarily have the same effect on everyone (as the discussion in last week’s book group gave witness to) but for you it will be one of the books that you know you will be returning to for the rest of your reading life.   1,065 more words

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Catcher In The Rye

Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger,

published 1951

It has taken me a while to get the strength up to write about this book.  It seems to have transferred its inherent depressiveness onto me so that, each time I even think about writing, I am pinned down by the weight of despair. 866 more words

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Catcher In The Rye

Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger,

published 1951

It has taken me a while to get the strength up to write about this book.  It seems to have transferred its inherent depressiveness onto me so that, each time I even think about writing, I am pinned down by the weight of despair. 866 more words

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July Newsletter

Hello everyone,

Diane’s on holiday, but the news at Reader Development continues!

Our writing competition closes on Friday. You can email us entries at read.kirklees@kirklees.gov.uk… 508 more words

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