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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


We Have the Technology

Breakfast stop on the Chichester Canal

When Oscar Goldman murmurred these words prior to reconstructing Steve Austin he certainly wasn’t about to go for a paddle. 177 more words