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Andrew McDougall reviews Kokoschka’s Doll, Afonso Cruz

Andrew McDougall reviews Kokoschka’s Doll by Afonso Cruz, translated by Rahul Bery: a surreal, poignant and sometimes dizzying reflection on the nature of the universe, life’s coincidences and, of course, the human condition. “I’m writing […]

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Review In Glad or Sorry Hours a memoir, Alastair Niven

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 […]


Explorations John-Paul Pryor & Graham Fink in Conversation, Fitzrovia W1

The multimedia artist, Graham Fink, is one of the world’s most awarded creatives. Formerly at Ogilvy China, his decades-long career has included senior creative posts at CDP, GGT and M&C Saatchi. Some of his most […]

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Review French New Wave, A Revolution in Design by Tony Nourmond, Graham Marsh, Christopher Frayling

  Today the United Kingdom, after over three years of turmoil, officially leaves the European Union. Plus ça change. Its relationship with Europe over the past thousand years has always been one of conflict and […]

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Interview Lucy Popescu, journalist & editor

Lucy Popescu, tell us about your childhood and where you grew up I grew up in Oxfordshire. My late mother was the children’s author, Christine Pullein-Thompson so I was put on a pony before I […]

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2BooksReview The Governesses, Anne Serre & Now, Now Louison, Jean Frémon

BookBlast’s 2BooksReview recommends two superb novels in English translation published by Les Fugitives: The Governesses by Anne Serre (trs. Mark Hutchinson) & Now, Now Louison by Jean Frémon (trs. Cole Swensen). The Governesses by Anne […]