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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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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, […]

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Review Tinderbox, Megan Dunn

BookBlast Review of Tinderbox, a debut novel by Megan Dunn. “In the wake of Amazon’s Kindle it seemed unlikely that books would ever be banned: instead books are commodified, turned into movies and TV series, rated […]

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Review So the Doves, Heidi James

BookBlast reviews So The Doves, Heidi James’ latest novel. “Why was he so curious? Perhaps it was partly because of her mystique, her hold over him, and partly because her world was not his. Were […]

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Interview Cécile Menon, Les Fugitives

 Cécile Menon tells us a bit about yourself; are (were) your parents great readers? Tell us a bit about yourself. My mother was a reader. Of modern classics mainly. She used to go with her […]

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Review Revolution! Writing from Russia 1917 (ed) Pete Ayrton

BookBlast reviews Revolution! Writing from Russia 1917, edited by Pete Ayrton “The city is destroyed, plundered. A very interesting city. Polish culture. An ancient, rich Jewish colony. These frightening bazaars, dwarfs in hooded coats, hoods […]

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Interview Sam Mills, Dodo Ink Publishing

Sam Mills, tell us a bit about yourself; (were) your parents great readers?  I’m unusual in that I’m from a working class family – not many of us working in publishing, or getting published, for […]

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