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Her Brilliant Career the 1950s woman, Rachel Cooke Review

The stereotypical view of the 1950s woman is reflected in vintage postcards on sale at stalls in Portobello Market, featuring colourful ads for hoovers, OMO, ‘Empire’ baby pants, or Kenwood chef food processors alongside an […]

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Bridport Literary Festival 2015 BB Archive

Bridport Literary Festival was first held in 2005, having grown out of the internationally renowned Bridport Prize, founded in 1973, to raise funds for the fledgling Bridport Arts Centre. While the bigger book festivals like […]

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On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life BB Archive

On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life, a collection of autobiographical writings by the travel writer Lesley Blanch, opens The Authors’ Club autumn season of events with Georgia de Chamberet discussing the life […]

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Ways With Words Book Festival BB Archive

Ways With Words Book Festival in Devon has been held annually for about two decades. It is extremely well run by friendly staff and the surroundings are idyllic. I stayed in a comfortable double room […]

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International Womens Day 2015 BB Archive

As the highlight of this special event being held at Waterstones in Broad Street, Oxford, for International Womens Day, Elisa Segrave examines stories from her mother’s hitherto hidden wartime experiences at Bletchley Park, Bomber Command […]