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Ten Books That Changed My Life

The Facebook meme du jour is all about listing the ten books that changed your life. The fad has inevitably produced a backlash from people convinced that their dull and illiterate ‘friends’ couldn’t possibly have read half the weighty, intellectual tomes they’d claimed. 1,930 more words

Radical Lives - John Ball

Melvyn Bragg’s programme on the life of John Ball was a surprise.  One had thought that the BBC no longer had the courage to commission something like this; history without the gimmicks.   176 more words