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Suzannah Lipscomb is a British historian, academic and television presenter who has written and appeared in a number of television and radio programmes about British history.
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Digital Minimalism
Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Cal Newport - 2019-02-05
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Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives...
Suzannah Lipscomb
2022-08-17T07:17:21.000Z
@SPBeale I’d recommend reading Cal Newport, especially his Digital Minimalism, to rethink your relationship with social media altogether. Was very helpful for me.      source
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The Wrath to Come
Gone with the Wind and the Myth of the Lost Cause
2022-07-07
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Gone With the Wind, the myth of the Lost Cause and what they can tell us about American history and culture today - from Walter Scott and Ladies Fair, to fiery crosses, lynching and the Capitol insurrection.Margaret Mitchell's epic novel, Gone With the Wind, became an overnight bestseller when it was published in 1936; the film rights were snapped ...
Suzannah Lipscomb
2022-06-30T12:00:11.000Z
It’s all true. This is an amazing, must-read book. I highly recommend that you order a copy now!      source
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Lindsey Fitzharris
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The House of Dudley
A New History of the Tudor Era
Joanne Paul - 2023-03-07
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The shocking and extraordinary story of the most-conniving, manipulative Tudor family you've never heard of—the dashing and daring House of Dudley.Each Tudor monarch made their name with a Dudley by their side—or by crushing one beneath their feet. The Dudleys thrived at the court of Henry VII, but were sacrificed to the popularity of Henry VIII. R...
Suzannah Lipscomb
2022-04-14T17:37:06.000Z
@oshaymoishe1 Yes, you’re right. There will always be things that can’t be covered in a podcast. I recommend @Joanne_Paul_’s book, The House of Dudley, for more detail and depth.      source
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From Spare Oom to War Drobe
Travels in Narnia with my nine-year-old self
Katherine Langrish - 2021-04-29
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Suzannah Lipscomb
2021-05-26T08:38:48.000Z
I’ve been meaning to tell you all how I loved this book: so moving, wise, and learned. Here styled with a cat who wishes he were a Talking Beast of Narnia with a Lion for a King.      source
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Motherwell
A Girlhood
Deborah Orr - 2021-01-05 (first published in 2020)
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Just shy of 18, Deborah Orr left Motherwell - the town she both loved and hated - to go to university. It was a decision her mother railed against from the moment the idea was raised. Win had very little agency in the world, every choice was determined by the men in her life. And strangely, she wanted the same for her daughter. Attending university...
Suzannah Lipscomb
2021-03-08T14:14:32.000Z
To honour #IWD2021, let me tell you about some books written by women that I read since the last IWD & that I loved: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - Saidiya Hartman The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson Motherwell: A Memoir - Deborah Orr The Mermaid of Black Conch - @moniqueroffey      source
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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals
Saidiya Hartman - 2020-01-14 (first published in 2019)
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A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century.In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free love, common-law and transient marriages, serial partners, coha...
Suzannah Lipscomb
2021-03-08T14:14:32.000Z
To honour #IWD2021, let me tell you about some books written by women that I read since the last IWD & that I loved: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - Saidiya Hartman The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson Motherwell: A Memoir - Deborah Orr The Mermaid of Black Conch - @moniqueroffey      source
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Mona Eltahawy
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The Argonauts
Maggie Nelson - 2016-01-26
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An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family.Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the a...
Suzannah Lipscomb
2021-03-08T14:14:32.000Z
To honour #IWD2021, let me tell you about some books written by women that I read since the last IWD & that I loved: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - Saidiya Hartman The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson Motherwell: A Memoir - Deborah Orr The Mermaid of Black Conch - @moniqueroffey      source
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Mermaid of Black Conch
Monique Roffey
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April 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch, at the start of the rainy season. A fisherman sings to himself in his pirogue, waiting for a catch—but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn’t expect. Aycayia, a beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid, has been swimming the Caribbean Sea for centu...
Suzannah Lipscomb
2021-03-08T14:14:32.000Z
To honour #IWD2021, let me tell you about some books written by women that I read since the last IWD & that I loved: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - Saidiya Hartman The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson Motherwell: A Memoir - Deborah Orr The Mermaid of Black Conch - @moniqueroffey      source
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Parallel Lives
Five Victorian Marriages
Phyllis Rose - 1984-10-12 (first published in 1983)
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In her study of the married couple as the smallest political unit, Phyllis Rose uses as examples the marriages of five Victorian writers who wrote about their own lives with unusual candor....
Suzannah Lipscomb
2021-02-10T21:01:26.000Z
@HistorianHelen Oh yes, beautiful book!      source
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Hearing Happiness
Deafness Cures in History (Chicago Visions and Revisions)
Jaipreet Virdi - 2020-08-31
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At the age of four, Jaipreet Virdi’s world went silent. A severe case of meningitis left her alive but deaf, suddenly treated differently by everyone. Her deafness downplayed by society and doctors, she struggled to “pass” as hearing for most of her life. Countless cures, treatments, and technologies led to dead ends. Never quite deaf enough for th...
Suzannah Lipscomb
2020-11-25T10:08:08.000Z
@KristophLovell And a very good book there too!      source
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Why Study History?
Peter N. Stearns - 2020-06-22
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Heretics and Believers by Peter Marshall
Lie Of The Land by Amanda Craig
Operation Thunderbolt by Saul David
What Mothers Do by Naomi Stadlen
Landscape And Memory by Simon Schama