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Books

NeurodiVERSE in Brighton

Submitted by Janine on 6 June 2022 at 10:26
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Brighton launch of NeurodiVERSE, an anthology of poetry by neurodivergent writers

Three of the contributors to (and two of the co-editors of) NeurodiVERSE provide the entertainment as we launch this anthology of poetry by neurodivergent writers.

What They Are Saying About 'The Big J vs The Big C'

Submitted by Janine on 2 February 2020 at 12:42

This book is a must for all health care workers - doctors, nurses, students, caterers, cleaners, porters - the team needed by patients facing The Big C.
Stage 2a, stage 3b, stage 4 are numbers which tell us about diagnoses and planning treatment.The numbers do not tell us about who is on zero hours contracts or in insecure housing at risk of losing work and home, who is fretting about bus fares, who is caring for children or parents, the disruption to study and relationships, the time, the time, the time.
This book does tell us about people, the numbers and the NHS. Read it for your patients and yourself, to celebrate our part in this amazing service which is there for everyone when people need it.
Dr Coral Jones, GP and Chair of Hackney South and Shoreditch Labour Party

Poems for Grenfell Tower: review

Submitted by Janine on 6 June 2018 at 12:43

POETIC JUSTICE?

by Janine Booth

A wise person once said that when there is a tragedy, a lot of poetry is written. The Grenfell Tower fire is no exception, as the new anthology, 'Poems for Grenfell Tower’ illustrates.

But the Grenfell Tower fire was not just a ‘tragedy’: it was an entirely avoidable mass killing, in which people died because they were working-class, in a building that had been clad in flammable material to save money and improve the view for its rich Kensington neighbours. Many of the poems in this book reflect that truth. It is an angry book as well as a sad one.