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How to use food as medicine – part 2 (plus literary events from 28 Jan 2020)

Can you use certain foods to increase cognitive function? To help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s? And what about bringing down blood pressure – can you modify your diet to achieve this? Angela J. Phillip investigates.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip brain food lowering blood pressure

How to use food as medicine – part 1 (plus literary events from 21 Jan 2020)

Is there food for specific health conditions? Does it work? What kind of food should we eat?  And how much? What about recipes? Books about food and health are today’s bestsellers so Angela J. Phillip goes in search of answers.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip
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‘At a Stroke’ by Harold Lawrence – a survivor’s tale told with  hope and humour (plus literary events from 14 Jan 2020)

He couldn’t believe it. Harold Lawrence had had a stroke. In an instant, his normal, busy life was transformed into a frightening, uncertain place that was hard to deal with. He talks to Angela J. Phillip about his decision to write about the journey.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip At a stroke Graham Wilkins Harold Lawrence stroke survival

Have you been to the library lately? (plus literary events from Jan 7, 2020)

Sex, power and money – yes, please! A list of the latest must-read books, new DVDs, the East Sussex Children’s Book Award, Supernova magnification and software for the blind and partially sighted  – this is the news from East Sussex County Council. And there’s an app for your phone so you can stay in touch and manage your membership wherever you are.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip

Plot matters (plus literary events from 1 Jan 2020)

Why do we tell stories? Why do we listen to them, watch them, read them? The plot is at the heart of things.  How do you devise one to keep your readers gripped? In a good novel, there  are endless ups and downs as well as unexpected twists. Angela J. Phillip goes in search of how to construct a perfect plot.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: 7 basic plots Angela J. Phillip Christopher Booker how to plot novel

Happy Christmas! Whoops – careful with that book gift (plus literary events from 24 December 2019)

A book can be the best gift ever, but there are pitfalls. Angela J. Phillip offers brief comments on five questions raised by an article from The Guardian on the etiquette of giving books.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip book gift

Tim’s triple treat for Christmas and beyond (plus literary events from 17 Dec onwards)

Hello, dear readers, there are book treasures lurking on your doorstep. Tim Barton of Bookbuster in the Queen’s Road talks to Angela J. Phillip. He shares three of his favourite titles, all currently available in this independent bookshop –  fact and fiction, something for both adults and children. Come on in.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip Barry Lopez Grattan Puxon Massenot & Nille Tim Barton
The Tories' Sally-Ann Hart acknowledges her victory.

Sally-Ann Hart wins Hastings & Rye seat for the Tories

In the end this was an election dominated by Brexit, in Hastings & Rye as elsewhere across the country, and the Conservative candidate Sally-Ann Hart was elected to Parliament with an ample majority. Nick Terdre reports.

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