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We Are Not Ourselves

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

4th Estate/HarperCollins

PB £8.99 or EB currently £1.99

Rating: *****

Eileen Leary wants more. Raised in a downtrodden area of new York by hard-drinking, Irish immigrant parents, she dreams of another life: a better job, a bigger house, more respectable friends, a happy family. 390 more words

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Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

Having arrived late to Penelope Fitzgerald, I’ve been trying to catch up with a few of her novels over the past year or so. The Bookshop… 1,175 more words

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Wolf Hall - Quick Review

Hilary Mantel 

4th Estate (688 pages), 2010


Winner of the 2009 Booker Prize

Wolf Hall is an extraordinary achievement, a character driven epic that follows the travails of… 339 more words

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The Fake Clinton Scandals Are Back


The right’s newest crusade has an old fake villain

Has Washington learned nothing from Whitewater? The Clintons have spent their entire political lives in the capital dogged by one fake scandal after another. 1,534 more words

U.S. Politics

Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion

Earlier this year, I read Joan Didion’s debut novel Run River. I loved the characters, the melancholy tone of this novel, its sense of place…I didn’t want it to end. 1,462 more words

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Is the Press building or destroying?

World Press Freedom Day is on the 3rd of May every year.

How free is the Press?

Is the Press free? How does the Press use the powers in its hands? 28 more words


The State, and Failure, of Modern Journalism

Perhaps I’ve said this too many times now, but I just graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Communication.  When I went into college, journalism was a thing I aspired to.  2,241 more words