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Delving into Carr's plays!

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...Having recently finished reading Marina Carr's ten published plays, I decided it was time to read The Theatre of Marina Carr. I had read some good reviews about the book, and hoped that it would deliver. Thankfully, it did just that! The book is edited b ...

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Review of The Theatre of Marina Carr - Anna McMullan

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For the artist in you!

Advantages: Easy to read, beautifully illustrated, packed with information
Disadvantages: None!

Usborne Publishing is the UK's leading independent publishing company, and have recently been named Children's Publisher of the Year 2012. Now, I know that in theory, The Usborne Introduction to Art is a children's information book. But after thumbing thr ...

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Review of The Usborne Introduction to Art - Rosie Dickins

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The Hacienda's good times and bad times

Advantages: Interesting, sometimes funny, sometimes sad story of the famous club
Disadvantages: For the interested, none really

The Hacienda Club in Manchester was largely the brainchild of Tony Wilson, a Granada TV presenter who came to prominence as compere of the music show 'So It Goes'. Also in the frame was Factory Records, the locally-based alternative record label he helped ...

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Review of The Hacienda - Peter Hook

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A business primer in how not to run a club - The Hacienda

Advantages: Fascinating look at Manchester's music scene
Disadvantages: A little over-blown in places, but still a good read

This review is of the book "The Hacienda - How Not to Run a Club" by Peter Hook, who was better known as the co-founder of Joy Divison and New Order. The author calls the book, "a story of how Hacienda changed the shape of clubbing in England, and where i ...

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Review of The Hacienda - Peter Hook

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The Rise and Fall of Britpop

Advantages: Interesting read
Disadvantages: Author rather subjective

Britpop was the term used, very loosely, to describe a whole plethora of British bands which sprang up as a reaction to US domination of the British music scene and charts inn the early 90’s – itself largely due to grunge music and above all t ...

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Review of The Last Party - John Harris

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