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Bookshelf: Books on a Photographer, the Underground Railroad and Ancestry

published about 10 hours ago
Bookshelf: Books on a Photographer, the Underground Railroad and Ancestry
Books about genealogy and the history of New York City; the photographer Eve Arnold; and the abolitionist Sydney Howard Gay’s contribution to the Underground Railroad.

Under My Skin by James Dawson - review

published about 14 hours ago
'From a typical high school book, it quickly turns into something much much darker and more interesting' Continue reading...

Going Over by Beth Kephart - review

published about 17 hours ago
'Going Over is the type of book that you wish you had written as your eyes drink in the mesmerising creation' Continue reading...

Original Rockers by Richard King review – a wonderfully evocative tribute to a record shop

published about 18 hours ago
This history of Bristol’s erstwhile independent record store Revolver is a bittersweet homage to a hallowed place Continue reading...

The Saturday poem: The Laughing Receptionist in the GP’s Surgery

published about 18 hours ago
by Paul DurcanWhen I nip into the GP’s surgeryTo pick up a repeat prescriptionFor anti-depressants and sleeping pillsI find the fair-haired receptionistOn her elbows with laughter,For no reason other than that this April dayIs all sunlight and blue skies,Street lined with limes of new green leaf,Tiny gardens jungles of white magnolia.She announces: “Today is the dayFor buying a villa on the seafront:I know I must win the Lottery – But how can I win the LotteryWhen I do not even ... more