Ah, the Seventies – the decade the YMCA peaked in the UK charts and the Goodyear blimp set sail… It was also a rollicking good time for literature, though, and many of the books that set hearts and minds aflame back then are still arming our cockles upwards of thirty years later. Here’s a few […]
Joel Willans’ prize-winning short stories have been broadcast on BBC radio and published in dozens of magazines and anthologies worldwide. His debut short story collection, SPELLBOUND: Stories of Women’s Magic over Men, was published by Route in December 2012. A history graduate, he’s fascinated by revolution and radicalism as well as history’s great creatives.
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For decades there’s been debate about whether we inherit our skills or learn them, nature versus nurture. One argument for the latter is musical families. You find them everywhere, often crowded around a piano, or jamming together. Some families, though, not only play amazingly, they change musical history. Here’s six who’ve done just that. TwitterPinterest0StumbleUpon0
From the European Romantics of the 18th century avant-garde to the pre-WWI Bohemians, the world’s been struck by many a powerful counter-cultural movement. The one that’s closest to our hearts, though, spanned the mid-twentieth century, and was rooted in the USA: from the post-War 1940s right though to the early days of the 1970s, America […]