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Egypt’s Geniza Texts

Egypt’s Geniza Texts Darrell Sutton considers an incomparable collection  Discoveries are sometimes made by accident, as archaeologists can readily attest. Hidden passageways can lead to welcome treasures of real historical value. This happened in the case of Howard Carter (1874-1939) … Continue reading

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We Will Bury You

We Will Bury You Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, Anne Applebaum, Alan Lane, 2017, £25, reviewed by GERRY DORRIAN Marx wasn’t sure what to do about the peasants. Although he railed in Capital against the “corvée” or rent-in-kind that reduced them … Continue reading

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River Cottage and Old Park Hall

River Cottage and Old Park Hall Em Marshall-Luck finds a comfortable stay near the River Cottage HQ If attending a River Cottage course would incur a long drive, Old Park Hall is a conveniently close place to stay the preceding … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 10th November 2017

ENDNOTES, 10th November 2017 In this edition: Celebrating English Song – a new release from Somm Recordings, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Taken largely from the early-20th-century ‘English songbook’ (the music of Butterworth, Ireland, Vaughan Williams, Gurney and Warlock) Somm’s new … Continue reading

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The Way We Write Now

The Way We Write Now Stoddard Martin goes with the flow The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online, edited by Houman Barekat, Robert Barry and David Winters. O/R Books, 14 GBP. http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/the-digital-critic/ A decade ago Jeff Bezos remarked that at 500 … Continue reading

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Oakeshott’s World View, Part 2

Oakeshott’s World View, Part 2 Noel O’Sullivan (ed) The Place of Michael Oakeshott in Contemporary Western and Non-western Thought, Imprint Academic, 2017; £19.95; pbk; 197 pages, reviewed in three parts by ALLAN POND [This collection includes some of the papers … Continue reading

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Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas BILL HARTLEY salutes a Hollywood hero Very few stars from the great days of Hollywood are still with us. One who is and who has entered his eleventh decade is Kirk Douglas, who on December 9th celebrates his … Continue reading

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Poland, Defending Christendom

Poland, Defending Christendom Gregory Slysz gives us chapter and verse Leftist commentators in both Poland and abroad have expressed bafflement and alarm about the current position adopted by the Polish government on a host of cultural and political issues. Its … Continue reading

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Mourning Sickness

Mourning Sickness  Lucia di Lammermoor; tragic opera in three acts, music composed by Gaetano Donizetti, libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor, directed by Katie Mitchell, conductor Michele Mariotti, Royal Opera, 30th October … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Patriarchy

A Farewell to Patriarchy Women vs Feminism: Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars, Joanna Williams, 2017, Emerald Publishing, 318pp., paperback, £14.99, reviewed by Ed Dutton The sexual harassment scandal surrounding the film maker Harvey Weinstein has placed women’s … Continue reading

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