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Books | Top Five Books for Black History Month

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To round off Black History Month LSi chose the top five books to highlight the fight against racial discrimination and prejudice. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a searing portrayal of racial prejudice and discrimination in the Deep South, narrated and told through the naïve eyes of a … Read More

Books | The Quarry

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In the great author’s posthumous novel, fans of Iain Banks will recognise the bleak surroundings of The Crow Road and perhaps the misfit protagonist who appears to mirror Banks’ best known novel. Kit, like Frank of The Wasp Factory before him, struggles with the social order of things; he concentrates … Read More

Books | A cheat's guide to Great Expectations

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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 time looking at Great Expectations by the one and only Charles Dickens. Characters Pip – Protagonist. Orphan. A bit annoying. Magwitch – … Read More

Books | Vicious Circle

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“Love. Loss. Revenge.” After reading the tag line for Wilbur Smith’s new thriller I didn’t hold much hope. Pick three of the most generic words relating to literature and these three would probably come out in the top five. As the famous author reaches 80 it has been reported that … Read More

Books | The Flamethrowers

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If I’m completely honest, when I first picked up The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner I was all set for a tale about a crack military squad systematically offing bad guys by burning them to a crisp with jets of flame. Imagine my surprise then when what unfolded was less Great … Read More

Books | Mary Berry's Cookery Course

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As we leave the chaos that is Freshers week, I imagine many hungover Freshers and ex-catered second years are facing a terrifying realisation: takeaways and cold baked beans will not sustain you for an entire year. It’s time to learn how to cook, and I know just the lady to … Read More

Books | How to be an Intellectual – A Freshers Cheats' Guide

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Having fraudulently claimed that you’ve read Anna Karenina and The Communist Manifesto on your UCAS, the reality of a summer void of reading has hit home. Fear not. We’ve complied a Freshers edition of our regular Cheat’s Guide feature, a sure way to impress your peers and trick them into … Read More

Books | EdBookFest: MaddAddam Launch with Margaret Atwood and Claire Armistead

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EdBookFest | Margaret Atwood and Claire Armistead – MaddAddam Launch Yesterday saw Margaret Atwood officially launch ‘MaddAddam’ in conversation with Guardian and Observer Books Editor Claire Armistead, and they discussed both the book and the trilogy that it completes. Along with ‘Oryx and Crake’ and ‘The Year of The Flood’, ‘MaddAddam’ rounds of … Read More

Books | EdBookFest: A Talk with Neil Gaiman and Vicky Featherstone

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EdBookFest | The Child is Father of the Man: celebrating childhood with Neil Gaiman and Vicky Featherstone   A conversation between acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and the Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, Vicky Featherstone, may sound like an event for the theatrical high brow, but was in fact … Read More

Review – ‘A Half Forgotten Song’ by Katherine Webb

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Katherine Webb’s third novel is as enchanting and as deliciously written as her previous. A Half Forgotten Song tells the story of artist and struggling dad Zach, whose fascination with 20th century artist Charles Aubrey lead him to investigate the village of Blacknowle – where Aubrey spent his summers. His … Read More