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Summer of Chamber Music in Ottawa
Elizabeth Schotten Merklinger

For four weeks every summer, Ottawa is transformed into a magical setting for about one hundred and fifty chamber music concerts.

Exploring Scandinavia: Reflections and Conversations - Irene Shaland
Is the Jewish story of today’s Norway all about young people leaving the country to build their lives elsewhere?
The Hypochondriac Traveller’s Guide to Ebola - Scott Masson
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about West Africa’s “Killer Virus”
*Prince Christian Sound: awarded “notable essay." in The Best American Essays 2014 series (ed. by John Sullivan) published by Houghton Mifflin

From our archives 10 Years ago:
Rickshaws & Corridors of Power
Colin Todhunter in Bangladesh

The Singing Bed
Larry Thompson in Africa

Life Changes at the Edge of the World
Racheal Walker in Cambodia

Obamawar 19/09/14
James Campion

Okay, now the anti-war president is at war. This makes sense. Sure it does.
Where is Saudi Arabia? Where is Jordan? Where is Turkey?
Thank you Alex 21.09.14
Tom Kilcourse

As Alex Salmond resigns, following defeat in the referendum, we English perhaps owe him a vote of thanks for shaking the tree of the oligarchy that rules us.
Here We Go Again
James Campion

Iraq 2003 to 2014 - No Plan, No Dice
Lessons not learned - words not eaten - advice not taken
MacMuffins 21.09.14
Dean Borok

One is compelled to wonder, what is the role of France in the Scottish separatist movement?
Gibraltar Again
James Skinner

The Spanish Government has nothing better to do than to start yet another row with Britain over Gibraltar.

Salt Sugar Fat - How the Food Giants Hooked Us By Michael Moss
Steve Wheeler review

Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds, the cigarette manufacturers, are now running a large part of the food business, it’s almost too much to believe...
Visiting Japan

Fred C Wilson 111

Mashiko is a ceramicist dream...
St. Louis Blues
Dean Borok

Ferguson is a fascinating control group for anybody interested in speculating how far American attitudes have progressed during the last 150 years.
The Effects of Social Conditioning
Tom Kilcourse

The anti-racist agenda in Britain is social conditioning of the kind used in authoritarian societies to achieve compliance of the masses
Markets & Democracy
Tom Kilcourse

What does ‘free market’ mean?
Coping in Laos
Lucy Munday

A chill runs down my back as I walk around the COPE Centre in Vientiane. I am surrounded by empty bombs - ghosts of the industry of war.

REVIEWS Film & Books
Martin Green

We sometimes played stickball when we could get hold of a broom handle and when the older guys weren’t playing.
a new YA novel from Sam North
A tragic tale from the wilds of the Lincolnshire coast – a haunting story about father and daughter
My Summer of Love
Paul Michelson

Sometimes, when I look back on my travels, it’s a brief incident, a passing encounter, a glimpse, a glance — something that seemed inconsequential at the time—that I remember most.
How to Construct a Climate Change Simulator - Mark Pierro
There seems to be an awful lot of hullabaloo about climate change and the models used to attempt to simulate climate change and its effects across Chalfont-Saint-Peter, Berkshire...
The Love Letters She Left Behind
Abigail George

And so I come to the lady in the water, the sinner’s biochemistry.
Incredibly Closely Illuminated
Abigail George

‘I worry about you. You’re too young to die you know. Get out of that profession. It’s going to kill you...'
To the Milk Bar
Susan Dale

Hurrying down the hardscrabble roads with wheelbarrows bumping along in front of them, they stop to gather up the stony remains of a broken cathedral.

Found by Harlan Coben
Sam North review

...as fast paced and quick to the chase as you’d want from the thriller writer Harlan Coben.
The Ghosts of Heaven
by Marcus Sedgwick

Indigo Pub: October 2014 (UK)
Sam Hawksmoor review
... fascinating, tragic, and utterly compelling.
Skink - No Surrender
by Carl Hiaasen
Indigo Pub: Sept 25th
Sam Hawksmoor review

an exciting adventure of a boy growing up and taking on responsibility for the first time in his life to save a girl
The Reluctant Communist by Charles Robert Jenkins
Leroy B. Vaughn review

Charles Jenkins was an old worn out man in his late sixties, living on an island off the coast of Japan at the time this book was written.

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
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