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“Even in death they got her”, Harrow Conversations with Jackie Hyams

“Were they both gay?” was the question put to Jackie Hyams in reference to the Krays.

A long pause ensued. Hesitantly she replied with a simple “yes”.

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Reef lives and breathes through McCalman’s tales

Professor Iain McCalman weaved a rich tapestry of history, science, culture and environment to explore the various identities of the Great Barrier Reef at a Sydney Writers’ Festival talk on Monday night.

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Book Review: The Newlyweds

Nell Freudenberger’s book is about a Bangladeshi woman adapting to her new American life and American husband, George. 

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Irvine Welsh In Person

Angus Fontaine opens Irvine Welsh’s Sex Lives of Siamese Twins talk with the following statement:

‘Just some housekeeping rules everyone. Please turn off your phones, mind your p’s and q’s, but no need to mind your f’s and c’s’.

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Wooing Mussolini: the life and conquests of the Italian warmonger Gabriele D’Annunzio

Gabriele D’Annunzio is a warmonger, womanizer, poet and playwright. He was a megalomaniac, a fascist, and aviator, dubbing himself L’Immaginifico ‘The Great Curator’. He is the personification of Italian decadence, a creature of an unbridled appetite for fame, luxury and women.

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