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Review: How to be a Grrrl: Lucy van Pelt - Charles Schulz.

‘The crabby little girls of today are the crabby old women of tomorrow!’

Entrepreneur, psychiatrist, fussbudget – Lucy van Pelt is the much-loved crabby heroine of the Peanuts gang. 83 more words

Book Review

David Lynch to Clear Up All the "Bullshit" That's Been Written About His Life in New Memoir

With Twin Peaks’ quarter-century-later third season currently filming and anticipated to debut on Showtime in 2016, David Lynch has been consistently back in the headlines — which likely means he’s experiencing a surge of what he calls “bullshit” being written about him.  172 more words


The Raw Shark Texts, Steven Hall

I was recommended The Raw Shark Texts by two friends; I bought it before I went away and read it in a five-hour gulp on a bus in Peru. 1,390 more words

Books And Publishing

Walks on National Poetry Day

I ran two walks on National Poetry Day 2015 – Thursday 8 October – starting at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and walking down to the Scottish Parliament. 185 more words


Edinburgh Food Heritage Trail

Lovely dry, bright afternoon in Edinburgh with my friend Joanne, finding out about the way Mrs Grant would have done her shopping in 1810. Edinburgh is a lovely city and surprisingly still very lively, even this late in the season; we had to skirt around lots of other acts to keep up with Mrs Grant – or otherwise, social historian Jackie Lee – and hear her tale. 428 more words


James Rhodes Pianist Writes About Children

On page 92 of Silent Scream, (James Rhodes’ first memoir] James describes in detail how he trawls chat rooms on the internet, talking to like-minded people about their desire to have sex with children. 85 more words

Gun Baby Gun

Gun Baby Gun – A Bloody Journey Into The World Of The Gun
By Iain Overton
Canongate – £18.99

           There are more gun shops in the US than petrol stations. 599 more words