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Sussex Women by Ann Kramer

Sussex women by a Sussex woman

Local freelance writer invites you to An Evening with Ann Kramer: Sussex Women, including  biographies of 30 quite disparate women – from poets and activists through to explorers and philanthropists, all of whom are connected in some way with Sussex. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Ian Hernon's Robert Tressell: A Life in Hell

Robert Tressell: A Life in Hell

Ian Hernon – political journalist, deputy editor of Tribune and author of the new biography Robert Tressell: A Life in Hell will be at the University of Brighton in Hastings in February to speak about his new book.

Rosie & guest at book launch. SOS

Coffee with Rosie

HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks with local author, teacher, trainer and illustrator Rosie McAndrew about her recently published memoir Wordsworth’s White Wife, her life in Guyana, her passion for Tango and her bond with Hastings.

Mac and Rosie wed in 1970

Cultures on the cusp in 1970s Guyana

A newly published book by author and Hastings resident, Rosie McAndrew, gives important insights into the nature of inter-racial relationships and an historically key period in the development of multi-culturalism, namely the 1960s/70s when old cultural props were de-stabilised and emerging nations were to develop a new cultural pride and identity.  Rosie McAndrew talks about her new book at a booksigning this Thursday 3 December at BookBusters, writes Chris Cormack.

Reading The South

Reading The South

During November, Hastings Library will be offering a number of FREE reading and creative writing workshops. Open to everyone, the theme of all the workshops is: What Sussex Means To You.

Conscientious Objectors of the First World War by Ann Kramer

Determined resistance

A member of Hastings Against War, Ann Kramer is a historian and non-fiction writer. As a freelance writer, she has written on many topics, from Victorians and women spies through to human rights and women’s experiences during the two world wars. Over the last three or four years, however, Ann has concentrated on researching into and writing about conscientious objectors. Her book Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance has just been published – and HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked her to tell us why this subject is so important to her. 

Robert Tressell Centenary Event

Centenary celebration of Robert Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

This seminal book is as relevant today as it ever was, and Otherwords Productions are organising a free fundraising event to raise awareness of Robert Tressell and the important role the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists has played in  our social history, both home and abroad. Organiser Tara Reddy describes the event to HOT reporter Cathy Simpson.

Mel Wright cover

Kitchen-sink drama in recession-era Hastings

The Wright stuff: HOT’s Chris Connelley gets immersed in a new novel by Mel Wright set so close to home that one of its characters could be a neighbour.

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