My recommended reading for today December 23, 2013

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Norman Baker calls for ‘ministerial bicycle’ over chauffeur driven car – but is refused | road.cc Another Norman says “On yer bike” http://bit.ly/1hyNvTP But Lib Dem Baker is denied a ministerial bicycle (…)

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The last book I read in 100 words: How It All Began by Penelope Lively

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2013

How it All Began, Penelope Lively Penelope Lively is among my favourite authors. It’s the Miss Marple thing, I think: the appearance of a gentle, genteel lady belies the breathtakingly acute gaze which pierces the human condition to its very (…)

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Me (and others) on the political year on Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour. (Also: a reflection on “cheer-leading” versus “critiquing” the Lib Dems as a sometime pundit)

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2013

I popped along last night for Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour’s studio discussion on the political year. It’s the first time I’ve turned up at the BBC’s Millbank studios and been offered a glass of wine ahead of going live on (…)

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