Bookshelf

Here you will find reviews of books we are reading at the moment.

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Mapping Memories: Reminiscence With Ethnic Minority Elders

Mapping Memories is a worthwhile book that communicates the complex experiences of 20th century Britain’s diverse history of migration.

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The Spirit of Cities

This highly readable book makes the case for a new "civicism" in which cities, by fostering their particularist ethos...

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The Collected Essays of George Orwell

Most people first encounter Orwell through Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, the dystopian depictions of totalitarian dictatorship. Beyond those...

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Immigrant Nations

Paul Scheffer is an immigration sceptic. His newspaper commentary ‘The Multicultural Drama’ which he published in 2000 called...

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Teaching Patriotism in Schools?

Michael Hands’ short pamphlet asks what philosophers can offer to the debate about teaching patriotism in schools.

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The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes (Jonathan Cape)

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Out of the Ashes: Britain after the Riots

Author: David Lammy Publisher: Guardian Books