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Reviews of Melissa Benn and Kate Adie books in Big Issue

Here is my latest double-header book review in The Big Issue magazine, What Should We Tell Our Daughters? by Melissa Benn and Fighting On The Home Front by Kate Adie, both dealing with feminism, kind of, but coming at it from … Continue reading

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My reviews of David Vann and Douglas Coupland in The Big Issue

Here are my Big Issue reviews of David Vann’s Goat Mountain and Douglas Coupland’s Worst Person Ever, both published by William Heinemann. One I loved, the other not so much. Find out which was which by clicking.

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My Big Issue review of Vic Galloway and John Higgs books

Here is my latest piece of blether in The Big Issue’s books section, this time reviewing the rather excellent Songs in the Key of Fife (Polygon) by Vic Galloway and The KLF (Phoenix) by John Higgs. A couple of cracking … Continue reading

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My Big Issue review of Tampa by Alissa Nutting and Straight White Male by John Niven

  Aye so, my latest column in The Big Issue magazine is now online. In it, I review Tampa (Faber & Faber) by Alissa Nutting and John Niven’s Straight White Male (William Heinemann). These are two of my favourite books … Continue reading

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Books I reviewed in April (and some I didn’t)

Monthly journo round up time. Here’s the great and not so great from April: Will Oldham, On Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Faber) – Start of a series of books from Faber where leftfield musicians interview themselves. Intriguing idea, and a good … Continue reading

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the list v the big issue

Aye so, some little nuggets of press coverage for Smokeheads. Here is a great piece written by Dave Pollock at The List, in which I suggest my dad made me an alcoholic, and here is a mediocre piece written by … Continue reading

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