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Twentieth Century

'To Love in Troubled Times': the Spanish Civil War as 'Telenovela'

The Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 was a battle between two sides for competing visions of the future of Spain. On the one hand, the military rebels who rose up against the democratically-elected Second Spanish Republic envisaged a return to ‘traditional’ values, and the preservation of the old hierarchical hegemony of army, church and the landowning classes. 1,513 more words

Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys

Based around the real sinking of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff, Ruta Sepetys’s novel, Salt to the Sea, is a quick-paced tale of strangers pushed together in straitened circumstances. 368 more words


The Kitchen God's Wife, by Amy Tan

Originally published in 1991, Amy Tan’s The Kitchen God’s Wife gives us (well, at least me) more of what we loved from The Joy Luck Club… 543 more words


BookTalk event, 11 Oct 2016: David Jones, In Parenthesis (1937)

In the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme, Cardiff BookTalk returns for 2016/17 with an exciting event considering David Jones’s First World War classic, … 266 more words


Babayaga, by Toby Barlow

Will van Wyck is an ordinary advertising man, working in France around 1960. On the side, he provides reports on various companies to a man who works for the CIA. 606 more words


Per Ung's Mannen med Sykkelen

As you walk up through Oslo city centre along Karl Johans gate, the street opens out into a big wide boulevard. On your left will be Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament, and the boulevard stretches all the way up the hill to the King’s Palace, taking in the National Theatre, and the magnificent Law Faculty of the University of Oslo. 328 more words