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@neilgriffiths Totally brilliant but you cannot read it in the same way as any other book. Read in very small sections and do not feel the need to read chronologically. Just open anywhere and read some. Magical language and rhythm.
The Conservative Party have been in power for 80 of the last 100 years. If you think our nation's poverty is due to socialism, think again.
The Welsh word for 'microwave' is 'popty ping' in case you were in need of something to make you smile today.
My new blog post on WHEREABOUTS by Jhumpa Lahiri - a beautifully written novel of solitude, alienation, fleeting connections and the sense of disconnect we feel with our inner selves. https://t.co/YddEbrntcO @PenguinIndia
Speaking of the buroo and signing on etc, here is a page from my 2007 publication In Pubs, depicting a case of what you'd maybe call dole envy. I was a "lucky bastart" for signing on at Parkhead, this was news to me but the guy was right.
To All Missing Daughters and Mothers on Mother's Day. At least 180, 000 people are reported missing every year in the UK, one every 90 seconds. One in 200 children, one in 500 adults.Thin Air. Where are all the women? Where are the girls? You ask, we ask.
A week to remember. A week not to forget this is still one of the greatest songs of all time @WhiteRabbitBks
📻 ICYMI this week's @ScotsWhayHae Radio Show on @OfficialCamGlen it's available here 👉 https://t.co/ahNZn1Czaj with... @Genevafurther @BysonFamily @gefahrgeist @felixsunsets @marianne_mcg @LOTOS_MUSIC @hectorshaw_ @jo_mango @pcpqmusic @Serenassophia @WCEnsemble (TBC👇)
'He looked like Albert Finney, all slicked-up hair, but in Tully’s case spiked with soap. At that time, he had the kind of looks that appeal to all the sexes and all ages, and his natural effrontery opened people up.' https://t.co/jf16oDf1Il #Mayflies
Well done @FarahAhamed. Lots of new names to me here, will work my way through them. Thanks to you, and @Tiny_Camels for hosting.
"For me the wind is pink, the grass is black." Another incredible short from Tillie Olsen's Women's Studies reading lists, this time "The Sky is Gray" from Ernest J Gaines (OP, but available), who is on also on the list with his novel, "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman".