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Frances Weetman wins the inaugural Virago/New Statesman Women’s Prize for Politics and Economics

The Virago/New Statesman Award for a new woman economic and political writer has been won by Frances Weetman.  A graduate of Durham University, from Newcastle, Frances Weetman was the unanimous choice of the four judges. With Frances Weetman the judges felt that they had found a new writer on economics who shows originality and rigorous […]

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This week I have mostly been reading….

Well, over the last few weeks, its been Christopher Brookmyre, a Glasgow crime/suspense/humour novelist who has written some astonishingly Glasgowicious stories! Quite Ugly One Morning has one of the most memorable beginnings I have ever read (I mean, ALL the senses are assaulted in that one); Boiling A Frog was a fascinating look at religion, […]

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Box of Rocks

Now….I`m not one to cast aspersions upon an entire nation, but ya gotta wonder sometimes. Recent report in the Guardian Online says that John McCain (the well-known 100-Year War advocate) has taken the lead in the presidential race over Obama and Clinton because, apparently, the Clinton-v-Obama tussle is making him look good. Eh what? I`ve […]

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