Man Booker Challenge 2014: How to be both

How to be both, by Ali Smith How to be both is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the … Continue reading Man Booker Challenge 2014: How to be both

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Canongate Book 2 – The Girls watch the Boys watch the Girls go by…

While we at Leeds Book Club have always been delighted to fly the Rainbow Flag, I have to admit, I've always felt a tad out of the loop regarding the issues. Though I passionately believe in equality regardless of gender, orientation, age or racial origin, I'm rarely challenged or confronted over the mere act of … Continue reading Canongate Book 2 – The Girls watch the Boys watch the Girls go by…