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Talking about trust

Onora O’Neill’s model of trust has resonance for the third sector – and everyone else

9 September 2018 · 2 Comments

The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp, by Sarra Manning – book review

All the fun of the fair

7 September 2018 · 3 Comments

Open Your Eyes, by Paula Daly – book review

Sparkling. Thrilling. Publishing.

10 August 2018 · 1 Comment

How to lose a referendum, by Jason Farrell and Paul Goldsmith – book review

A tale stunning in its simultaneous simplicity and complexity

25 July 2018 · Leave a comment

The One – Soho Theatre – review

The darkest hour (and five minutes)

22 July 2018 · Leave a comment

Dr Beeching’s Remedy: A Cure for a Century of the Railway’s Ills, by David N Clough – book review

Forensic analysis. Wrongly titled.

18 July 2018 · Leave a comment

Watching You, by Lisa Jewell – book review

Lisa Jewell knows her characters

5 July 2018 · 6 Comments

The Bridge, series 4

In which I burble incoherently about the end of an era

29 June 2018 · Leave a comment

Big Sister, by Gunnar Staalesen – book review

Clever and ambitious with wisecracks to match

14 June 2018 · Leave a comment

The Last Campaign: Robert F Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America, by Thurston Clarke – book review

Why a campaign that lasted just 82 days still has resonance today

10 June 2018 · Leave a comment