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Author Archives: Natalie Bennett

Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

Book Review: The Fall of the West: The Slow Death of the Roman Superpower by Adrian Goldsworthy

A narrative history informed by the latest research that gets to its theories only at the end. Read More »

Theater Review (London): George Orwell’s 1984 presented by the Blind Summit Theatre and BAC

A polished, entertaining, gripping, surprising presentation of Orwell's classic. Read More »

Book Review: Europe’s Lost World: The Rediscovery of Doggerland by V. Gaffney, S. Fitch and D. Smith

A lost Mesolithic world at the centre of north-west Europe is explored. Read More »

Book Review: Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger

Would it be better if our data storage was as forgetful as the human brain? Read More »

Book Review: The English Rebel: One Thousand Years of Troublemaking, From the Normans to the Nineties by David Horspool

Everything from medieval aristocrats to the Greenham Common protest, which makes for a bit of a muddle Read More »

Book Review: Love and Power in the Peasant Family: Rural France in the Nineteenth Century by Martine Segalen

"I can’t do better than compare you to a field of young cabbages before the caterpillars have been through.” Read More »

Book Review: Howard’s End is On the Landing by Susan Hill

For bibliophiles of all kinds. Read More »

Theatre Review (London): Frida Kahlo, Viva La Vida at the Oval House Theatre

This performance does justice to a wild, tempestuous, brilliant woman. Read More »

Book Review: Austerity Britain: 1945-51 by David Kynaston

Lively, entertaining, and portraying a country that is wrestling with many of the same problems today. Read More »

Theater Review (London): Twelfth Night at Turnham Green and the Brockley Jack

Don't look for deeper meanings in this lively, physical production. Read More »