Category Archives: Books

Where are all the time travellers?

Why did no one turn up to Stephen Hawking’s party? Continue reading

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Trigger’s Missing Brooms

What’s it like being a singer? A lot of it is impossible to explain. If you happen to be reading this on crowded public transport, in a state of mild paranoia about contracting COVID-19, bear in mind that this is … Continue reading

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Orally Fixated

I’ve read every single Maigret novel, and yet I couldn’t tell you a single detail about any of the plots except that he often goes into a bar for a marc. Continue reading

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Not racist but.

“Opinion was divided between whether A A Gill was a brilliant writer or a complete prick, as if the two are in some way mutually exclusive.” Continue reading

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Words and Ears and Brains

“Panic: I knew my ears and my brain couldn’t possibly keep up with this.” Continue reading

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Save Rhiwbina Library

Let’s learn to love and value all libraries, from the biggest to the smallest. Continue reading

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Harriet Potter – the opera

There’s no doubting that a decent proportion of operas would comprehensively fail the Bechdel test…. Continue reading

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Telling the Truth

These words were all written in dark, quiet rooms. How can they face the bright, noisy world? Continue reading

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