Author Archives: wordsandpictures2016

This week’s book haul

Ah, Morrissey: so much to answer for. I loved Morrissey in 1984 and I love him now. He might come out with some extraordinary nonsense now and again but the world would be a  poorer place without him…and if you … Continue reading

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‘Trans Britain’ Christine Burns (Ed.)

‘Trans Britain: Out Journey from the Shadows’ is a book which we have needed for a long time: a book charting the journey of British trans people from the edge of understanding to the centre of the current debates around … Continue reading

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Beautiful Books 7

or, ‘You can (sometimes!) judge a book by its cover’. I wrote about this strange, beautiful and radical book a while ago but it was only when I attended a recent signing event with Han Kang that I began to … Continue reading

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This Week’s Book Haul

First up this week is a pair of wonderful presents from my friend Alex: two HUGE tomes by Jonathan Rigby on European and British Horror cinema: Choc-a-bloc compendiums of all the horror films you might ever wish to see, fact … Continue reading

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Vera – Elizabeth von Arnim

Published in 1921, ‘Vera’ tells the story of 22 year old Lucy Entwhistle who, in the hours after the death of her father, meets middle-aged  Everard Wemyss whose wife, Vera, has also recently died – albeit in rather suspicious circumstances … Continue reading

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