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Feature | The Self-Conscious Reader

Whenever you read anything, you are made conscious of your class. This is especially true if you have a working-class background. I was struck by this recently while reading Alberto Manguel’s essay collection Into the Looking Glass Wood in…

Preview Ledbury Poetry Festival

The Malvern Hills are known for their beautiful views, long hikes and bike trails but Ledbury the small town at the heart of these hills is the venue to one of the biggest poetry festivals in the UK. Every year thousands of people descend…

Fortnightly Fiction | An Unsent Letter

Dear Richard, Remember that pact we made? Signed and sealed with spit-slicked hands. Time’s up. I’ve decided to keep it. It’s weird of me to write a letter, I know. Why not just text, or even an email? I’m writing you a letter the…

Theatre Review | The Boys In The Band

Smokey jazz music welcomes you to 1968 Manhattan so vividly that you reach for a phantom cigarette to follow a non-existent sip of a martini. To intensify your desire for a drink, there’s a fully stocked bar adjacent to the front door of a…