Scotland, Spitfires, Secrets: Review of Kirsty Wark’s The House by the Loch at Durham Book Festival

Kirsty Wark is often seen on our screens fronting Newsnight, a programme driven by serious factual reporting, but readers know that Wark is not averse to making things up, too, as the author of two works of fiction with a third in the offing. Hannah Piercy was at Durham Book Festival to hear how she... Continue Reading →

Resistance and Repetitive Beats: Review of Dave Randall’s Sound System at Durham Book Festival

From the Devil's Interval to rave to grime, music has always provided more than just a soundtrack to political events - it has actually changed their course. Martin Gleghorn is galvanised by Dave Randall, who appeared at a Durham Book Festival fringe event organised by People's Bookshop. Culture is a political battleground: it always has... Continue Reading →

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