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Some books I read in 2016

January 2, 2017 0 Comments
Some books I read in 2016

If last year was a desperate time in the public world, there were plenty of comforts closer to home.  As always, reading was one of them.  These days I read more than I have since I was a teenager, with the added advantage that if I find a book unreadable I’m now happy, time and life […]

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‘A kestrel for a knave’: in memoriam Barry Hines

May 15, 2016 3 Comments
‘A kestrel for a knave’: in memoriam Barry Hines

In March the news came that Barry Hines had died. My mind flashed back to the time when I went with my mother to a cinema in Barnsley to see Kes, Ken Loach’s second feature film that was based on Hines’s short novel, A kestrel for a knave, published in 1968. It was late 1969 […]

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