Archive for the ‘History’ Category
The recent death of Margaret Thatcher – who dominated British politics during my formative years – has inspired a new blog, Life Under Thatcher, in which contributors share memories of how Thatcherism affected their lives.
My personal post can be read here. If you would like to write for this blog, submit via Tumblr or email email@example.com.
Posted in Books, Fiction, History, tagged A Treacherous Likeness, Claire Clairmont, For Books' Sake, Lynn Shepherd, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Romantic Poets, Victorian Crime Fiction on February 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Art and Photography, Brighton, Fashion and Beauty, History, tagged Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Hulanicki, Biba, Boutique, Brighton, Kate Moss, Kensington, London, Poland, Twiggy, Warsaw on February 7, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Barbara Hulanicki, the fashion designer who founded Biba, the iconic 60s boutique, spent her formative years in Brighton. She is now the subject of a major retrospective, Biba and Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki, at Brighton Museum and Gallery in the Pavilion Gardens until April 14th. (more…)
Posted in Books, Fiction, Film, History, Non-Fiction, tagged Burlesque, For Books' Sake, Gypsy, Gypsy Rose Lee, Mother Finds a Body, Striptease, The G-String Murders on January 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in History, Radio, Witchcraft, tagged Aquilon, BBC, Carol Ann Duffy, Diane Purkiss, Documentary, Jeanette Winterson, Lancashire Witches, Pendle Witches, Radio 4, Robert Poole, The Curse of Pendle on November 28, 2012 | 1 Comment »
The Curse of Pendle is a 30-minute documentary, broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on November 23rd, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Lancashire Witch Trials. It is presented by the novelist Jeanette Winterson, who grew up in Accrington, within view of Pendle Hill.
‘We all knew the stories of Chattox and Demdike – names you’d never forget,’ Winterson recalls. ‘Were they witches? Did they still haunt the hill? It scared us kids to death.’ (more…)
Posted in Books, History, Non-Fiction, tagged Dana Frank, For Books' Sake, Haymarket Books, Labour History, Occupy Wall Street, Strke, The 1937 Woolworth's Sit-Down on November 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Film, History, Music, Witchcraft, tagged 1612 Underture, Adrian Flanagan, Dean Honer, Eccentronic Research Council, Kluncklick, Lancashire Witches, Lucy Hope, Maxine Peake, Pendle Witches, Sheffield on September 27, 2012 | Leave a Comment »