Monthly Archives: January 2012

Brick Lane (and Absolute Beginners)

Thanks for an interesting read & lively discussion, Pete.  The note about “authorship” I referred to can be found here.   http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/17/ian-jack-jiri-kajane-albanian-hoax?INTCMP=SRCH I also mentioned that in the absence of other volunteers, I’ll introduce the third session on Fri 16 March … Continue reading

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Fate and Free Will in Brick Lane

Imagine your fate has been decided for you from day one. A teenage Nazneen comes to London from Bangladesh as part of an arranged marriage. Her husband Chanu, who is twice her age as well as twice her weight, is … Continue reading

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The London Reading Club: 2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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