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Beyond Words French Literature Festival Spotlight

This year’s Beyond Words French Literature Festival at the Institut Français du Royaume Uni featured a great line-up from across the Channel. Throughout the week, the  Institut Français du Royaume Uni in South Kensington, London, was […]

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Memories of a Documentary Filmmaker Antony Thomas book blast review
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In the Line of Fire Antony Thomas Review

Antony Thomas was making documentary films at a time in film and TV when leading producers and executives were backed by their organizations, could stand by their principles and get films made. Three very different […]

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Natasha Lehrer on Consent Vanessa Springora Podcast

Hear the BookBlast® Podcast with award-winning translator, Natasha Lehrer, discussing Consent; the “existential” idealism of “liberty”, the trouble with Feminism in France and literary name-and-shame public revelations leading to the downfall of powerful sexual abusers. […]

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Alastair Niven OBE LVO Lecturer & Arts Administrator Interview

BookBlast interview with Alastair Niven OBE LVO lecturer & arts administrator Alastair Niven, where were you born and brought up? Were you a happy child?  I was born in a nursing home in Edinburgh.  It […]

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In Glad or Sorry Hours A Memoir Alastair Niven Review

BookBlast reviews In Glad or Sorry Hours, a memoir by Alastair Niven OBE LVO Hon FRS, formerly Director General of The Africa Centre, Director of Literature at the Arts Council of Great Britain and of […]

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The Familia Grande Camille Kouchner Review

The publication of The Familia Grande by Camille Kouchner reveals how incest is ever-present at the highest levels of French society, even among the most glamorous, powerful, bohemian, left wing intellectual Parisian élite, known as […]

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Bridging the Divide series Season 1 BookBlast Podcast

The BookBlast® Podcast series Bridging the Divide: Translation and the Art of Empathy might just fit the bill if you are looking for something a little different. When reading, do you “hear” the book as […]