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- The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci 2018) 22 May 2018This is a brilliant film, casting a dark shadow over Iannucci's television shows, The Thick of It and Veep. Just because someone is a buffoon it doesn't mean they're not dangerous, and just because someone is dangerous it doesn't mean they deserve any respect. Not to Duterte, Trump and Dutton, among others.
- Saudade (Suneeta Peres da Costa 2018) 22 May 2018On my return from three months in Europe, this arrived in the mail from Giramondo: the untranslatable emotion saudade is big in Portugal, and I was struck by the absence of obvious talk there about colonising past, and this book, set in Angola, leapt to the top of my To Be Read pile.
- Gurrumul (Paul Damien Williams 2018) 18 May 2018This is a documentary to see on the bog screen – the music is just wonderful. It's Gurrumul Yunupingu's story told with extraordinary tact, an excellent companion piece to Simon Baker/Tim Winton's Breath (which we saw yesterday), two films on Australian masculinities. So much is unexplained, but Gurrumul's relationships, especially with […]
- Breath (Simon Baker 2018) 17 May 2018Coming of age in a small coastal town in Western Australia. There's some unexpected creepy but not voyeuristic sex, and I found the main plot a bit implausible, but my issues were beautifully resolved in the final moments.
- Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson 2014) 12 May 2018A birthday present that arrived at our London address by Amazon.
- The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci 2018) 22 May 2018
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- Carol Ann Duffy’s Feminine Gospels
- Nadeem Aslam’s Golden Legend
- Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto
- Ann Patchett’s Truth and Beauty
- Caminho de Tiago Day 6
- Caminho de Tiago Day 5
- Caminho de Tiago Day 4
- Caminho de Tiago, Day 3
- Caminho Portuguès, Day 2
- Caminho Portuguès, Day 1
- Evie Wyld’s All the Birds, Singing
- Beverley Farmer’s This Water
- Nos ossos
- China Miéville’s Scar
- Rose Tremain’s Restoration