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The Good  News of Public Libraries, 3.16.2017

This afternoon I walked eight blocks north to the Central West End’s Schlafly Library where I picked up three books by Bernard  B. Fall, whom Noam Chomsky once described as “the most respected analyst and commentator on the Vietnam War”—Last Reflections on a War, Street without Joy, and Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu. 21 more words

The War-making State

The Roman Plays: Leadership

When you read a history play you are confronted with a problem.  Should you think of the play as a representation of the Classical World and seek authenticity there?   536 more words


Cylch Darllen Llyfrgell Rhuthun - 21st March, 2.00pm

Pantywennol by Ruth Richards

A gripping and believable historical novel, based on a true story. Elin Ifans is a lively teenager from Pen Llyn during the nineteenth century.   32 more words

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A very belated Happy New Year!

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Cylch Darllen y Dysgwyr - Ruthin Library, 20th March, 3.00pm

Y Nant – Bet Jones

An original detective story about a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a weekend Welsh Learner course in Nant Gwrtheyrn.

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Ordered Universe Reading Group (Durham)

The Durham Ordered Universe group completes its second term next week. We had great fun with Adelard of Bath’s Natural Questions – from the smallest seed to the food which stars might eat, and Adelard’s fierce insistence on reason and the authority of, what he calls, the Arabic learning he had encountered on his travels in the eastern Mediterranean. 206 more words

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