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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: If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley

An enjoyable read that will add to your trivia collection rather than your historical understanding. Read More »

Book Review: Manure Matters: Historical, Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives by Richard Jones (ed)

You mightn't think a book about the history of manure is to your taste - but you might be surprised. Read More »

Theatre Review (London): Be Good Revolutionaries at the Ovalhouse

How families and revolutions can tear individuals apart. Read More »

Book Review: Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn

The community and natural world of an Italian mountain village in Liguria are brought vividly into your life. Read More »

Book Review: Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead

The question of "how" birds migrate - that's one of many still up for grabs. Read More »

Book Review: Weeds: The Story of Outlaw Plants by Richard Mabey

There are some signs of sense returning to agricultural and gardening practice. But not nearly enough. Read More »

Book Review: Why It Is Kicking Off Everywhere by Paul Mason

A colourful, thoughtful History 1.3 version of this turbulent, unfinished period. Read More »

Book Review: The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class by Guy Standing

The accumulation of the statistics about the decline of the place of the working person is impressive, and depressing. Read More »

Theatre Review (London): Frankland & Sons at the Camden People’s Theatre

True-life family history and relationships on stage. By the people concerned. Is anyone else? Read More »

Book Review: The Cost of Inequality: Three Decades of The Super-Rich and the Economy by Stewart Lansley

It's simple really: Workers stopped getting a fair share of productivity increases, profits rose, finance became a gigantic boil on the world economy. Read More »