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The Dark Heart of Italy – Reviews

The Dark Heart of Italy – Reviews – Book Review The Dark Heart of Italy. Tobias Jones. Faber and Faber. [pounds sterling]16.99. 266 pages. ISBN 0-571-20582-8. The author of this book, an expatriate Briton now living in Italy, set out to write a study of those bits of Italian life and history missed (or ignored) […]

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The Archer-Shee Case: The Root Of Terence Rattigan’s ‘The Winslow Boy’

The Archer-Shee Case: The Root Of Terence Rattigan’s ‘The Winslow Boy’ John Rossi BETWEEN 1908 and 1910 the English public underwent one of its periodic outbursts of emotion over a case of clear governmental injustice. George Archer-Shee was a thirteen-year-old cadet at Osborne Naval College in the Isle of Wight when he was charged with […]

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Jack London: A Life.

Jack London: A Life. – book reviews Joan Bridgman As Trollope said, ‘The man of letters is, in truth ever writing his own biography.’ This statement is an understatement in relation to Jack London. His short life was intensely lived and informs, even overshadows, the literary production. Given such an eventful life, it would be […]

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The Entertainment Side Of I.T. – Review

The Entertainment Side Of I.T. – Review – book review Tom Phillips The Entertainment Economy: How Mega-Media Forces are Transforming Our Lives. Michael J. Wolf. Penguin Books. [pound]18.99. 314 pages. ISBN 0-14-028175-4. Ever since the Government decided that the Internet is a good thing and not just the means by which teenagers can exchange the […]

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Muddling Through – Power, Politics and the Quality of Government in Postwar Britain.

Muddling Through – Power, Politics and the Quality of Government in Postwar Britain. – book reviews Tom Phillips The historian, Peter Hennessy, does not subscribe to the fashionable view that the 1979 election brought one era of British politics to a definitive end. Compiled from his documentaries for Radio Four’s Analysis programme, Muddling Through identifies […]

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Folk Devils and Moral Panics: The Creation of the Mods and Rockers. . – Reviews

Folk Devils and Moral Panics: The Creation of the Mods and Rockers. . – Reviews – book review Folk Devils and Moral Panics: The Creation of the Mods and Rockers. Stanley Cohen. Routledge. [pounds]45.00. 201 pages. ISBN 0-415-26712-9. This is a third edition of a title that first appeared in 1972 and the author has […]

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Now what? The brand-new Palestine that never was

Now what? The brand-new Palestine that never was Charles Foster ON 13 September 1993 the PLO acknowledged in writing that it had wasted the past 29 years. It did it very gracefully. There were smiles all round, hiding the ironies. Yasser Arafat did not take his PR consultant’s advice to put on a suit instead […]

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The prodigal son

The prodigal son – poem Donald Bruce From dunghill and whorehouse, From hound-snarl and pig-souse, Sore in my body and in my heart All ragged and bandaged will I depart, Aghast with regrets, towards the gate I still can unlatch, I hope not too late. COPYRIGHT 1998 Contemporary Review Company Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group