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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Only the Dead A Levantine Tragedy T. J. Gorton Extract

Only the Dead: A Levantine Tragedy,T. J. Gorton’s debut novel, was shortlisted for the Author’s Club First Novel Award in 2020. The narrative moves back and forth between civil war in Beirut and the Levant […]

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T J Gorton Author Interview

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Gerald Jacobs Critic & Author Interview

BookBlast interviews Gerald Jacobs, Literary Editor of the Jewish Chronicle, whose books include Judi Dench: A Great Deal of Laughter, A Question of Football, The Sacred Games, Nine Love Letters & a novel, Pomeranski. Gerald […]

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Gabriel Josipovici Author & Critic Interview

BookBlast interview with Gabriel Josipovici, the pre-eminent British novelist, short story writer, critic, literary theorist, playwright, and a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement. You were born during World War Two in Occupied France, […]

bookblast review Aleppo The Rise and Fall of Syria's Great Merchant City by Philip Mansel
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Aleppo Syria’s Great Merchant City Review

After four years of war, Aleppo, Syria’s great merchant city is in ruins, bombed by the Syrian air force, threatened by ISIL, its population decimated. Bread queues, electricity and water cuts, rationing and road-blocks are […]