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BookBlast® Reading Lists

Autumn Reads for Independent Minds Book Blast Presents

Our Book Blast Presents seasonal round up of Autumn Reads for Independent Minds is underpinned by a core belief that good writing and good ideas of all kinds make the world go round, giving context […]

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Top 5 French Reads I Book Blast Presents

This New Year’s curated Book Blast Top 5 French Reads takes in works found 4translation into English. So here is our pick of new releases of la rentrée littéraire.  La rentrée littéraire is a curious […]

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George Elton Mayo The Descent into Chaos 1941 BB Archive

My grandfather, George Elton Mayo (1880-1949), the psychologist, organizational theorist and acknowledged founder of the Human Relations Movement, had innovative ideas and theories based on a lifetime of research which he often expressed in speeches […]

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Gael Elton Mayo Letter from Madrid 1953 BB Archive

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer, artist, and contributor to Harpers & Queen, Apollo, Interiors, Observer, first wrote a column while living in Spain in the 1950s for The Spanish-American Courier. This article came out […]

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Non Fiction

The Dandy at Dusk Philip Mann Review

The Dandy at Dusk by Philip Mann is reviewed by writer, journalist and cultural historian C. J. Schüler for BookBlast. What makes a dandy? In the popular imagination, the dandy is a peacock, eccentrically and […]

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Philip Mann Soho Bohemia, Explorations

Philip Mann writes a special feature for BookBlast about Soho bohemia in the spirit of:  “For thirty years I hid my fame in taverns”. “Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be,” the hypochondriac Mr. […]

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BookBlast® Interview

Philip Mann Author Interview

Book Blast interviews Philip Mann, author of The Dandy at Dusk Philip Mann where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Hanover the capital of Lower-Saxony, but grew up […]

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BookBlast® Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds III Book Blast Presents

Welcome to a monthly Top 10 Reads  from Book Blast rounding up deliciously eclectic, mind-altering reads to see us into the Autumn. Uncovering a Parisian Life The Madeleine Project by Clara Beaudoux, translated by Alison […]

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Your Father’s Room Michel Déon Review

Book Blast review of Your Father’s Room by Michel Déon translated by Julian Evans French novelist Michel Déon was born in Paris and died in Galway in 2016 at the age of 97. Admirers of […]

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Translator Interviews

Julian Evans Translator Interview

Book Blast interview with Julian Evans, translator Julian Evans, tell us a little bit about yourself. I spent half my childhood in eastern Australia, on the edge of the Coral Sea, where I went to […]