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BB Archive Close Encounters of a European Kind 3:AM Magazine

An early article, Close Encounters of a European Kind by Georgia de Chamberet for 3:AM Magazine was first published in February 2007. After generations of slaughter on its soil, Europe found peace and economic stability through the […]

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BB Archive Sparring with Hemingway, Robert Ruark 1954-55

An article about sparring with Hemingway and the stamina required to be a writer fell out of Gael Elton Mayo’s copy of Robert Ruark’s Something of Value while rearranging the overfilled bookshelves in the hallway […]

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Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds VIII

Here are our latest top 10 reads from a selection of independent publishers every book lover should know.  A good read underpinned by an open mind can change your lifeview irrevocably: Palestine in Black and […]

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Review Fireflies, Luis Sagasti

BookBlast reviews Fireflies by Luis Sagasti, translated by Fionn Petch (Charco Press) “God, like fireflies, only shines in the darkness, wrote Schopenhauer.” – Fireflies (p. 71) Fireflies by Luis Sagasti is a brief, existential history […]

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Interview Carolina Orloff, Charco Press

Carolina Orloff, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? My father owned and ran a large bookshop right in the centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I am from originally. […]

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BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Letter from Brittany, 1954

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer and artist, first wrote a column while living in Spain in the 1950s for The Spanish-American Courier. This piece came out in April 1954. In the northwest of Spain, […]