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Not your typical literary festival! Brighton Book Festival to launch on Friday, June 24

Graham Robson June 16, 2022

Run by local booksellers Afrori Books and the Feminist Bookshop, this grassroots festival is not your typical literary festival – it targets a younger, socially aware audience and has an inclusive ethos, accessible events and is community minded. 

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REVIEW: Bright Poems for Dark Days by Julie Sutherland

October 23, 2021

Sutherland has amassed an eclectic group of poets here, from uber modern like Carol Ann Duffy & Maya Angelou to weathered classics from John Donne & Emily Dickinson, the range is impressive.  Some fun, frivolous and fancy, others profound & pertinent.  It touches the spot.

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REVIEW: Books: First Come Love by Tom Rasmussen

August 13, 2021

We are asked to consider marriage,  as an achievement, a compromise, a selling-out, a practical solution and given experiences of authentic lives of what marriage means to a range of people across the spectrum of sexuality and class, and what the future looks like for this most historic and universal of institutions.

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REVIEW: Books:The adventures of Isabel by Candas Jane Dorsey

August 10, 2021

Not to be confused with the Ogden Nash poem, although very much in the bonkers celebratory style of his prose and radically mind popping daftness this is a delightful entertaining book from author Dorsey who adores words, pokes, tickles, makes them perform these incredibly  funny feats of phraseology and all the while packs in the narrative tension

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