Richard Bartholomew

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A CONCISE HISTORY OF BRITISH RADIO 1922 - 2002 by Sean Street
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This was quite an appropriate book to be reading during June 2020, the centenary of Dame Nellie Melba's Daily Mail-sponsored broadcast to the world from Chelmsford two years before the creation of the British Broadcasting Company. The historic moment ...more
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Poison Pen by George Carpozi Jr.
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George Carpozi's output as "biographer to the stars" was prolific and well-regarded. Kitty Kelley, in contrast, is internationally famous for a smaller oeuvre of celebrity biographies that have been denounced by their subjects and repudiated by many ...more
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My Lie by Meredith Maran
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In the popular imagination, false memory is regarded as something exotic and pathological – a "syndrome" brought about by specific techniques of suggestion employed by therapists. Meredith Maran's account of how she came to make a false allegation of ...more
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Chronicles of Barabbas 1884-1934 by George H. Doran
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Unlike “Harper” or “Doubleday”, the surname “Doran” has not survived the consolidation of American publishing houses into media conglomerates. Yet between 1908 and 1927 the George H. Doran Company was one of the most significant presences in American ...more
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The Warp 1   The Storm's Howling Through Tiflis by Neil Oram
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Neil Oram's sequence of plays collectively known as The Warp is famous as the longest play ever performed, and the original production, overseen by the legendary Ken Campbell, featured noted performers such as Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy. The script ...more
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Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail by Christopher Dawes
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In 1967 Éditions Julliard published a book called L'Or de Rennes, by a left-wing aristocrat named Gérard de Sède. The work was in part based on claims by a restaurateur named Noël Corbu, who alleged that François-Bérenger Saunière, a priest who had l ...more
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Rupert Hart-Davis by Philip Ziegler
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Rupert Hart-Davis was the embodiment of the "gentleman publisher", facilitating literary culture both as a judicious editor and through his own writings, which included a celebrated biography of Hugh Walpole and an extended correspondence with George ...more
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Mushroom Jungle by Steve Holland
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The strange title of this book refers to the paperback industry that sprung up in London and other parts of Britain after the war to fill an appetite for mass-market consumer fiction. Moore’s survey (based in part on personal correspondence with some ...more
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Dining on Stones by Iain Sinclair
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Opaque, allusive and digressive, this is a text where the reader may be better off going with the flow rather than attempting to unravel its many obscurities with a close reading. Plot and characters are only dimly perceptible through complex chains ...more
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Powers of Darkness by Bram Stoker
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Bram Stoker’s preface to the Icelandic edition of Dracula first appeared in English in 1986, in a "Bram Stoker Omnibus" containing the text of Dracula and The Liar of the White Worm and notable for its slightly naff dust-jacket featuring a photo of a ...more
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Trane Nice to see that you're still using that photo from dinner in Minoh!


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