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Review: Making Peace with the Earth, by Vandana Shiva (Pluto Press/Fernwood Publishing, 2013)

Making Peace with the Earth, by Vandana Shiva (Pluto Press/Fernwood Publishing, 2013) Vandana Shiva will be known by many people as an environmentalist, anti-globalisation campaigner, and a founder of eco-feminism. This book isn’t explicitly eco-feminist in content, although it’s clear

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Review: Half of the Human Race, by Anthony Quinn (Jonathan Cape, 2011).

Half of the Human Race, by Anthony Quinn (Jonathan Cape, 2011). The period of militant suffragism prior to World War I forms the main backdrop for Anthony Quinn’s novel, which also takes us through the war and after, when votes

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Review: Given the Choice, by Susan Sellers (Cillian Press Limited, 2013)

Given the Choice, by Susan Sellers (Cillian Press Limited, 2013) The novel is a well-written and thought-provoking account of a modern upper-class couple’s struggle with the decision to become parents. Marion, an ambitious and hard working woman in her early

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Review: Mad About The Boy, by Helen Fielding (Jonathan Cape, 2013)

Mad About The Boy, by Helen Fielding (Jonathan Cape, 2013) Helen Fielding and I go back a long way. I’ve never met her, but I loved her first novel, Cause Celeb. Published in 1994, it looked at the role of

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