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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: Crow Country by Mark Cocker

This left me with a strong desire to learn more about my local corvids. Read More »

Book Review: Early Modern Englishwomen Testing Ideas by Jo Wallwork and Paul Salzman (eds)

Academic papers covering the work of Mary Astell, Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn, Katherine Philips and Eliza Haywood. Read More »

Book Review: Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class by Owen Jones

A solid primer of the economic dispossession of the past 30 years and an explanation of how it's been 'justified'. Read More »

Book Review: How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

The feminist must-read of the summer. Read More »

Book Review: The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honeybees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus

Bees are "suffering from the same kind of bad nutrition afflicting humans who eat processed junk food". Read More »

Book Review: The Energy Glut: The Politics of Fatness in an Overheating World by Ian Roberts with Phil Edwards

Every council planner and every councillor should read this book. Read More »

Theatre Review (London): The Beggar’s Opera at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Is this historically popular play past its view-by date? Read More »

Book Review: The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts by Sian Rees

Truly a classic of Australian history. Read More »

Book Review: Here on Earth: A New Beginning by Tim Flannery

"The responsibility for managing this world of wounds we've created is uniquely ours." Read More »

Theatre Review (London): The Prisoner of Windsor at the Leicester Square Theatre

Is that Royal Wedding beyond satire? Read More »