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Books | The Woman Rebel – A graphic novel on the impressive life of Margaret Sanger

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The Woman Rebel is the first graphic novel that LSi has ever reviewed and a suitable one too, as the life of its subject, Margaret Sanger, was similarly unprecedented. As the first campaigner for readily available birth control and family planning advice for all women, Sanger faced prejudice, ignorance and … Read More

Books | Cheat's guide to Fathers and Sons – A modern lesson in Russian Nihilism

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Christmas is coming, and with it the usual familial inquisition of ‘what do you actually do at University?’ Fend them off with some high brow literature. This week: Russian Nihilism with Ivan Turgenev. Who? Yevgeney Bazarov: Nihilist, believes he’s outgrown the old ways of society’s traditions and morality. Basically Edgy Boy … Read More

Books | Cheat's guide to Pride and Prejudice – LSi read it so you don't have to

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Trying to land a date with that stunning Lit student from the floor below? Dazzle them with your feigned intellectualism, gleaned from LSi’s Cheat Guide. This week: bonnets galore with Jane Austen. Who? Elizabeth Bennet The feisty, yet attractive protagonist. Super pragmatic and an early feminist, could she be any cooler? … Read More

Books | Marriage Material – A fascinating and witty insight into racial politics

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For his debut novel, Marriage Material, Sathnam Sanghera has chosen an unusual looking glass through which to analyse the world: a newsagent’s. Inconspicuous though it may sound, the fictional Bains stores provides a fascinating insight into racial politics and Sikh culture, all set in Sanghera’s home town of Wolverhampton. The … Read More

Books | I Am Malala – A truly inspiring story

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Malala Yousafzai’s story truly is an inspiration and a stark reminder that we should be incredibly grateful for what we have. With the aid of British journalist Christina Lamb, Yousafzai writes in detail of the trials and tribulations of growing up in the Swat district of Pakistan. The theme of … Read More

Books | Cheat's Guide to The French Lieutenant's Woman

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Need something to drunkenly hold forth about next time your pretentious friends are round? Take note with our LSi Cheat’s Guide. This week: John Fowles post-modern, pseudo-Victorian tale of love and shame. Who? Charles Smithson Romantic lead. Young and bored heir to a minor estate and “gentleman scientist” (cos putting some real effort … Read More

Books | Cheat's Guide to Old Man and the Sea

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Tired of all the self righteous literary students looking down on you? Give those unemployable nerds a taste of their own medicine, with LSi’s Cheat Guide. This week: Hemmingway’s fishy masterpiece. Who? The Old Man A humble fisherman. Was once the big fish, but now down on his luck. The … Read More

Books | Morrisey – The Autobiography

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In true keeping with his ‘Outsider’s outsider’ image, Morrissey has written an autobiography that is, to paraphrase Hand in Glove, not like any other book, this one is different – because it’s Morrissey. The autobiography is written, at times, like a great fiction novel, with Morrissey often referring to himself … Read More

Books | Holy Sh!t

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As someone who has once too often heard a pained sigh of disapproval as an errant curse escapes from my lips, or seen with dismay a new swear jar on the kitchen windowsill, I can safely say that Holy Sh!t by Melissa Mohr has a refreshingly unabashed approach to our … Read More

Books | Cheat's Guide – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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So many books to read before you die, so little time and actual motivation. Fear not, LSi brings you a short cut to expanding your literary knowledge. This week: Jules Vernes’ underwater odyssey. Characters Pierre Aronnax A marine biologist, torn between desire for freedom and scientific curiosity spends most of … Read More