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Sex sells – a view from the other side

These ads are unbelievably sexy. Also, very powerful and thought-provoking. When I first saw them the other day, after "Fwoar!", I thought "Ha! In yo face objectifying male-chauvinist pigs!". Seeing them today I thought (fwoar! again) THIS is why women's bodies have for so long been used in advertising! When it's not a woman being… Continue reading Sex sells – a view from the other side

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Books read in 2016: No.12 – Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson

Bats of the Republic: An Illuminated Novel by Zachary Thomas Dodson  2015, Doubleday, 9780385539838 It's been a few weeks since I finished this book... and I still can't decide if it was wonderful or awful. Design-wise it is certainly lots of fun to read, with illustrations, pull out maps and a mysterious letter pasted tantalisingly into the back.… Continue reading Books read in 2016: No.12 – Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson

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Books read in 2016 – no.9 Wildwood by Roger Deakin

Wildwood: A Journey through Trees by Roger Deakin, 2007 This is a lovely book but very slightly overlong I felt. After the international, adventurous search for the Mother of All Apple Trees (!!!), the final few chapters felt like a bit of a slog for me. I also found myself getting upset on occasion. This is a… Continue reading Books read in 2016 – no.9 Wildwood by Roger Deakin

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Books read in 2016 – no.6 Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock

Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence (Griffin & Sabine Trilogy #1) by Nick Bantock, 1991 I'm re-reading these books in advance of the 25th anniversary publication of a follow up work - The Pharos Gate: Griffin & Sabine's lost correspondence in a few weeks time.  I remember the awe I felt first opening this book all those years ago. It… Continue reading Books read in 2016 – no.6 Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock