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The Death of a Bookshop – Blackwell’s Portsmouth

Sadly, after much imploring, petitioning and dissent among university and townsfolk alike, today sees the closure of Blackwell’s University Bookshop, Portsmouth. The shop has been the most extraordinary hub, with writers launching numerous books here, academics and townsfolk alike mingling … Continue reading

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Why enhancement of Old Portsmouth’s arches is a good thing.

I just had an email through from petition site 38 Degrees about petitions regarding the Portsmouth Arches. They wrote that “Anita”, the petitioner who wants to “save” the arches, argues: “Please do not allow Old Portsmouth’s historic arches to become … Continue reading

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Arts and Their Impact on Human Relations – by Maha Moussa

I have a guest writer on the blog today.  I first met Maha Moussa 10 years ago while I was working for the British Council in Cairo.  Maha was interested in learning English, and was a wonderful hostess to me, … Continue reading

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