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It was a cold day when they came. I was downtown with the boys, at the same place we always went to after work when we needed strong drink. 1,384 more words

Rollicking Farce Tickles the Funny Bone

The author of It Runs in the Family, Ray Cooney, has been referred to as the British Neil Simon. Cooney also acts, produces, and directs in London’s West End. 492 more words

Duluth Playhouse

Town v Chelsea B: B is for Branco

Alex Cooke reports on the EFL Cup/Checkatrade travesty between a load of kids who will never make it, and Swindon Town

What? As if we’d go to that. 35 more words

Swindon Town

The Beamers

Mr and Mrs Beamer are ready for bed. It’s late and they both have to be up early for work in the morning – don’t believe what they tell you, being middle class is hard. 1,405 more words

The Gropes by Tom Sharpe (2009)

Sharpe was 81 when this book was published and had, according to the dedication, survived a serious illness which nearly killed him in 2006. We’re lucky to have the book at all. 3,627 more words


Μίκης: Το φάσμα του Τσαουσέσκου υπερίπταται της χώρας μας, λέει - Είπαν ψέματα πολλά

Τροφή για σκέψη και για διάλογο προσφέρει με άρθρο-παρέμβαση ο Μίκης Θεοδωράκης, σχολιάζοντας με τον δικό του μοναδικό τρόπο τα τεκταινόμενα στην Ελλάδα, της οποίας «υπερίπταται το φάσμα του Τσαουσέσκου», αλλά και στην Ευρώπη, με «τα φαντάσματα των επιφανών μνηστήρων της Ευρώπης» να ανοίγουν την πόρτα σε μία νέα «αποφασιστική φάση» της ιστορίας, «με τη μορφή φαρσοκωμωδίας».  7 more words


The Midden by Tom Sharpe (1996)

Thatcher’s legacy

Sharpe is revolted by the power, corruption and lies in British society. Since this book was published in 1996, he’s talking about the power, corruption and lies which rose during Mrs Thatcher’s premiership, 1979 to 1990 and the book contains a number of surprisingly cutting references to her and her policies, specifically the privatisation of public utilities.  5,322 more words