Monthly Archives: April 2015

Northern ReSisters Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland

Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland ISBN 987-0-9932247-0-6 £5.95 I decided to write this book because I was fed up with the way that the Left, which I have always been a part of, has  in recent … Continue reading

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Jennifer Reid; Manchester Ballad Singer

Jennifer Reid is a fan of 19th century ballads. In her new eBook “A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester” she says “While broadside ballads physically had no staying power, being sheets of cheap paper, the … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…A Town Called Panic(DVD) …its an animation film made about a town run by plastic animals including a horse called Horse, a cowboy called Cowboy and an Indian called Indian. It is Horse’s birthday and his friends decide to make … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch ….Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries(DVD)…it is an Australian television series based on Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery novels. Set after the First World War Miss Fisher is a thoroughly modern woman. We do not get to know much about … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch.. a documentary that shows how even a group of working class girls can stop their friends from being deported. They are the Glasgow Girls, a group of seven school friends, who live in Glasgow. In 2005 one of their … Continue reading

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Book review; Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change by Caroline Lucas

Last week I attended the book launch of Lisa Mckenzie’s “Getting By” in a church community centre in Longsight. I am an atheist and reluctant go into any religious venue and it is not a place that I would expect … Continue reading

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