The last book I read in 100 words: The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness

by Stephen Tall on October 14, 2011

The Last Hundred Days, Patrick McGuinness Frankly, some people are just too, too annoying: Patrick McGuinness is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Oxford. He’s also a published and award-winning poet, and this, his debut novel, was long-listed for (…)

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@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2011-10-14

by Stephen Tall on October 14, 2011

Yes, it's 30°c and this is an entirely deserted beach. October hols rock. http://t.co/6LleTO2h # The amazing triple staircase of the Museo do Pobo Galego, Santiago. No resemblance to Hogwarts (I was told firmly). http://t.co/Uzi1l2L9 # Moral quandary: expected at (…)

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New constituency boundaries in Scotland: the impact on the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on October 14, 2011

Last month it was the turn of English MPs to look nervously at the proposals of the Boundary Commission’s re-drawing of constituencies — Scotland’s turn has now come, with its national Boundary Commission yesterday publishing its proposals for public consultation. The Financial Times has undertaken a quick reccy to work out what it might mean: […]