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A Conversation with Ben Westwood

Ben Westwood is a musician, writer, poet, author and campaigner for children’s/human rights. ​Ben spent his teenage years bouncing between the streets of London and foster placements and children’s homes. Throughout his journey Ben always had a passion for making music … Continue reading

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The Stolen Child by Bernadette McBride

Thoughts on W. B. Yeats’s poem ‘The Stolen Child’ in the context of care experience, and a review of The Stolen Child: WB Yeats and Carl Jung – Relationship, Belonging and Compassion in Caring for Children in Care by Maurice … Continue reading

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Parragirls: Reimagining Parramatta Girls Home Through Art and Memory.

Book Review by Dee Michell Parragirls: Reimagining Parramatta Girls Home Through Art and Memory. Edited by Lily Hibberd with Bonney Djuric and in collaboration with Darug women Leanne and Jacinta Tobin. Back in September 2013, my partner and I headed … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Dee Michell

Dee Michell is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Dee’s research interests pivot around the themes of lived experience, marginalisation and transformation, and she publishes in the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with David Jackson

David Jackson has an Honours degree in psychology and a Masters in business. He is an experienced company director and project management professional with over 25 years of experience, delivering multi-billion pound projects across the nuclear, oil and gas, renewable … Continue reading

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Mr Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

Samantha Hunt was born in 1971 in Pound Ridge, New York. Her first novel, The Seas, (2004) a twisted tale of mermaids, won the National Book Foundation’s Five under Thirty-five prize. Her second novel about Nikola Tesla, The Invention of … Continue reading

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Plot 29 by Allan Jenkins

Allan Jenkins is the award-winning editor of Observer Food Monthly. He was previously editor of the Observer Magazine, food and drink editor on the Independent newspaper and once lived in an experimental eco-community on Anglesey, growing organic food on the edge of the Irish … Continue reading

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. No one’s been in my flat this year apart from service professionals; I’ve not voluntarily invited another human being across … Continue reading

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Ten years past…

As we head into 2020, like many people I’ve been reflecting not just on the last year but the last ten years both personally and professionally. My life, since I was a small child has always been full of books … Continue reading

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One Christmas Night by Hayley Webster

One Christmas Night opens at 3.08 a.m., Christmas Eve in Newbury Street, Norwich with a thief about to break into one of the houses: The thief has always loved the thick silence that comes at this very specific time in the … Continue reading

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