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Culture

Rock of ages: A passing fancy

Here are a couple of books of interest to PN readers; seasonal gifts perhaps?

Marjane Satrapi, 'Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return'

Jonathan Cape, 2006; ISBN 0224080393; 352pp; £14.99

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Shell's little wild lies?

The Natural History Museum's decision to accept the giant oil company Shell as a sponsor for the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibition caused outrage recently, not least from the environme

Meg Rosoff, 'How I live now'

Puffin 2004; ISBN 0141380759; 192pp; £7.14

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Wales Peace Festival informs, inspires, even entertains...

Taken singly, each presentation at the Peace Festival in Caernarfon was very good. Taken together, they were truly remarkable.

David Kendall (ed), 'The Mammoth Book of Best War Comics'

Constable & Robinson, 2007; ISBN 1845295862, 512pp; £12.99

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Rebecca Solnit, 'Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism'

Verso, 2002; ISBN 1859843638; 188pp; £12

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Protest in Harmony!

This summer, Edinburgh-based Protest in Harmony and Glasgow socialist women's choir Eurydice combined with other political choirs for the “Rise up Singing” Faslane 365 blockade.

Cor Gobaith: Chorus of Hope

It's Sisyphean, this peace and justice task.

Christian peacemakers

Braving adverse weather conditions, more than 370 Christians gathered in Swanwick, Derbyshire for the annual National Network of Justice and Peace conference, “Called to be Peacemakers - Who Me?” <