Towards The Lodge

28 August 2017 // Miscellany

A short story by Joe Devlin. Pictures by David Mackintosh. A lone bespectacled spectator stands on the Victorian veranda, his paunch pushing into the surrounding waist high wrought iron fencing, it provides him with an elevated view of the football game taking place on the field below. His gaze shifts, he studies the red brick […]

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Welcome to the Dark Ages: The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Mersey, and Ten Dead Perch

27 August 2017 // Books

Lee Brackstone goes on a fishy Mersey mission in this behind-the-scenes glimpse at ‘Welcome to the Dark Ages’, the 3-day event held in Liverpool by The JAMs (formerly known as The KLF) earlier this week for the launch of their new book 2023. Warburton Bridge It had been planned and discussed for some time. The […]

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26 August 2017 // Antidotes

This week’s book, record, and miscellaneous recommendations come from Jeff Barrett and Diva Harris of CBTR HQ, and cherished contributor Adelle Stripe – author of Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, a former Caught by the River Book of the Month. Adelle will be discussing the book with Anna Wood on our stage at this […]

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Grant & I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens by Robert Forster

25 August 2017 // Books //Music

Grant McLennan, left, & Robert Forster Grant & I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens by Robert Forster (Omnibus Press, paperback, 352 pages. Out now) Review by Kevin Pearce Grace is the word that immediately springs to mind reading Grant & I. It is a book full of grace, leading on to being graceful and gracious. […]

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Competition Results

24 August 2017 // Competition

Here are the results of our last couple of newsletter competitions: First up, we had three copies of Lizzy Goodman’s Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011, recently released by Faber, to give away. We asked: Manhattan Island has three rivers: one to the east, one to […]

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