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Penny with her books

‘First In The World Somewhere’

First In The World Somewhere is a memoir by local resident, Penny Pepper: writer, poet, activist and punky pioneer. Described by actor, comedian and activist, Liz Carr as “A force of nature and a voice like no other”. Penny will be performing in Hastings, her home town, at Bookbuster in November.

Gary Laker's first book

Too Many Tomorrows

Local writer, Gary Laker writes candidly about his addiction to alcohol and his life in recovery in his book, Too Many Tomorrows. Gary sat down with HOT’s

Suffragettes' poster parade Reproduced with permission from The Keep

Turbulent Spinsters

Ann Kramer’s latest book, Turbulent Spinsters, is the story of local women who fought for the right to vote. Ann is a prolific writer and has joined forces with Kay Green at Earlyworks Press – both Hastings residents – to publish this book about local social history; a fascinating read for anyone who wants to know how local women contributed to this nationwide campaign and what happened to them on their journey. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Ann about Turbulent Spinsters and her passion for writing and research.

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Discoveries on Queens Road

Queens Road is a part of Hastings that has been a long time in regeneration. Now it looks like the balance might be tipping in it’s favour, as new businesses begin to emerge. HOT’s Nick Weekes had a look around.

Peace Pledge Union

White poppies  for peace

Years ago, I bought 100 white peace poppies to give away. I offered one to a man, who refused, telling me of his active military war-time past and his allegiance to the red poppy. However, the white poppy isn’t in competition with, the enemy of, somehow against or anti the red poppy. That’s the whole point. Zelly Restorick writes.

Bookbuster performance

Local independent bookshop needs support

Independent book shops are gems, standing out from – and up against – competition from the book selling chain stores. Tim Barton is a committed book lover and book seller, supporting local writers, performers and artists. In need of refurbishment and expansion into new areas – like a cafe for visitors – Tim is keen to raise some financial support to manifest the vision he has for Bookbuster. HOT’s Zelly Restorick helps spread the word.

Tim Barton in his new bookstore (photo: Marci Buzkova).

Shock! Horror! New bookshop opens!

As small bookstores struggle to survive in the shadow of the Amazon monolith, Chris Connelley applauds a new local business that bucks the national trend.

Posted 12:28 Friday, Oct 18, 2013 In: Shops & Things Tags: , ,
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