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Spine Tingling: 80 Years of Peng
Offbeat  (tags: Penguin Books, anniversary year )

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Affordable, unabridged, pocket-sized, Penguin Books werenâEUR(TM)t the first paperbacks but they were the most ambitious. Now in its 80th anniversary year,
Translation Matters: The Unsung Heroes of World Literature
Offbeat  (tags: Art, world literature, unsung heroes, foreign books, translators )

- 1 hour ago -
Is it possible to appreciate the pleasures of foreign books, without going to the trouble of learning another language?
Ladybird Books: The Strange Things We Learned
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Books, Lady Bird )

- 2 hours ago -
Ladybird Books is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The books delighted children for decades, but what did they teach us and have their lessons stood the test of time?
Overheard on the Ladies' Coach
Offbeat  (tags: women, conversations )

- 5 hours ago -
A year in London taught me that people on underground trains rarely speak but on the Delhi metro, on the coach reserved for women,
The Man Who Posted Himself to Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Special Delivery, Post, UK, Australia )

- 5 hours ago -
In the mid-1960s, Australian athlete Reg Spiers found himself stranded in London with no money to buy a plane ticket home.
New Mental Health Rights Proposed By Minister Norman Lamb
Offbeat  (tags: health, mental health, patient rights, Politics, UK )

- 6 hours ago -
Proposals to give more rights to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions are to be unveiled by the government.
Election Essay: What's Love Got to Do With Politics?
Offbeat  (tags: politics, election, essay, UK )

- 6 hours ago -
Love is rarely discussed in the context of politics, but in the first of four Panorama pre-election reports, Fergal Keane considers the role it plays.
I-Wonder: Does Satire Influence Politics?
Offbeat  (tags: satire, politics )

- 13 hours ago -
Satire is the art of mocking those in power. To do this you need freedom of speech, a right which has its roots in Magna Carta of 1215. Satire is much older than that though âEUR" it's been around since ancient Greece.
I-Wonder:The People Are Revolting - the History of Protest
Offbeat  (tags: revolting, protesting, history )

- 13 hours ago -
Struggling against the powerful is a tradition that stretches back generations.
Is Alice in Wonderland Really About Drugs?
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Fairy Tail, Drugs, Children )

- 3 hours ago -
Alice in Wonderland fans have been marking the 150th anniversary of the fateful boat trip that saw the genesis of the children's tale. But why do so many see adult themes in the story, asks Sophie Robehmed.
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