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A Digest* of ‘France Since 1945’ by Robert Gildea

De Gaulle is a country whose decline can be traced through its many defeats and humiliations since the second world war. The first of these was the American invasion that came hot on the heels of the German departure. As … Continue reading

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When Hunting Monkeys Can Be an Entertaining Blood-sport

Selfish Whining Monkeys is Rod Liddle’s attack on his own (mostly) 1960s-born generation. It makes a change that somebody complaining about generational change doesn’t attack a younger generation. The strength of his book is its passion in this self-assault. He … Continue reading

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And Then There’s The One by Dr. Karen Love

This free eBook explores how humour gets used as a tool for subjugating women. Love begins by outlining how humour is used as a survival mechanism among the disempowered. Laughter can not only be used by oppressed groups to relieve … Continue reading

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How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World by Francis Wheen

The political landscape has changed in the decade since Mumbo-Jumbo’s publication. The terror that opened a second front in Iraq has been replaced by a horror at a backlash from ISIS. In the UK, the growing disillusionment with the blurring … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Secondhand Bookshop Display

I doubt that many people think much about how books are arranged into a display. I lose sleep over it. This here is an in-store display that I set up today from our biography section. I like to arrange combinations that I … Continue reading

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