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Bibliophile | Orange Blossom & Honey explores Morocco through food

Bibliophile | Orange Blossom & Honey explores Morocco through food

Orange Blossom & Honey by John Gregory-Smith Simon & Schuster John Gregory-Smith is a food and travel journalist who likes to go off the beaten track. In his latest book, he goes into Moroccan houses to see what is served to family and friends. Situated between the Mediterranean and the Sahara, Moroccan food has been […]

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Saleem Haddad’s ‘Guapa’ awarded the Polari First Book Prize for 2017

Saleem Haddad’s ‘Guapa’ awarded the Polari First Book Prize for 2017

Saleem Haddad’s novel Guapa has been awarded the Polari First Book Prize 2017. Since 2010, the annual prize is awarded  to a writer whose first book explores the LGBT experience, whether in poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction. Haddad was named the winner of the 2017 award at a ceremony held in London’s Southbank Centre as part of […]

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Third installment of Quentin Crisp’s autobiography to be released

Third installment of Quentin Crisp’s autobiography to be released

It was announced today that the third and final installment of Quentin Crisp’s autobiography, The Last Word, will be published worldwide on November 21, 2017. Crisp documentation his life working as life model and living as an openly gay effeminate man in his first autobiography The Naked Civil Servant. Crisp moved to London in the 1920’s, […]

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Bibliophile | Danger Music finds beauty in a brutal place

Danger Music by Eddie Ayres Allen & Unwin When Emma was 12 years old, they were desperately unhappy and wanted to get as far away as possible from their home in Shropshire, England. The ordered, tranquil world of studying and playing music made life better and Emma went from learning the viola as a child […]

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Bibliophile | Don’t Close Your Eyes is tough to put down

Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon Corvus Robyn and Sarah are twins but they are very different. In the last year of primary school, their lives took vastly different tracks when their parents split up and took one twin each to their new domestic arrangements. Present day Robyn is house-bound and fearful of the […]

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Bibliophile | The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA is a great case study in activism

The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA: Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles From the 1980s to the 2000s Benita Roth Cambridge University Press ★★★★ The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) formed in New York in 1987 as a coalition of direct-action activism in order to put pressure on the U.S. Government, the Food […]

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Bibliophile | Here Comes The Sun explores lives of Jamaican women

Here Comes the Sun By Nicole Dennis-Benn Oneworld Publications Nicole Dennis-Benn was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica although she now lives with her wife in New York. She writes with a lyrical Jamaican accent and takes the reader to the tropical island where Margot works at the hotel during the day and consorts with […]

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Bibliophile | Based on a True Story of seduction, depression and betrayal

Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan Bloomsbury The character Delphine in the story is a writer who is riding the wave of success generated by her first book. French author Delphine de Vigan also happens to have gained world-wide acclaim with her books No and Me and Richard & Judy. So it is not a […]

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Bibliophile | David Michie’s Buddhism for Pet Lovers

Buddhism for Pet Lovers by David Michie Allen & Unwin Subiaco author and practicing Buddhist David Michie’s latest book is dedicated to his teachers and all the animals that have made his “journey through life immeasurably more fulfilling, fascinating and fun”. For those of you who have read any of his other books, such as […]

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Central Station: Fighting the Dance Wars

Central Station: Fighting the Dance Wars

A new book documents the 40 year history of Central Station and how the men behind the brand changed Australia’s music industry. In the late 1970s Giuseppe ‘Jo’ Palumbo bought a small record store in Melbourne, over the years it grew to be the independent chain Central Station. Working with his partner Morgan Williams, Jo […]

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