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Philip Newey
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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling: Not quite a review
I've
finally finished this. Although it took me a long time, it was surprisingly
easy to read. Bear in mind that it was published in 1749, and I expected to
have more difficulty with the English. A few words were oddly (and variously)
spelt, but otherwise t...

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The New Normal
Last year was a
fascinating year in many respects, especially politically around the world. I
haven’t commented about much of it. Plenty of others have done that. To be
honest, I’m not sure what any of it means, or what the long term consequences
might be. ...

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Review: 'Defenestration' by Matthew W McFarland
Almost four years ago now I reviewed a collection of short
stories by Matthew W McFarland entitled Fifty/Fifty and Other Stories . Among those stories was what is
now (more or less) the opening chapter of this novella. It was also called
‘Defenestration’, a...

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Review: 'Tzippy the Thief' by Patricia Striar Rohner
Tzippy is the story of a vain, self-indulgent, superficial, pampered
and narcissistic 80-year-old woman, at the head of a dysfunctional family. She
lives in Florida with her live-in, African-American maid. In her latter years,
she is in a relationship with ...

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Political Mandate (or not)
There has been a lot
of talk recently in Australia (with a federal election on the way) about the
meaning of a political mandate. When a party is elected into power, does that
mean it has a mandate, a right, to put into place all the policies which it
took ...
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