Tuesday, 26 August 2008

John Le Carré - A Most Wanted Man

John Le Carreé speaks about his new book, A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

A half-starved young Russian man is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash, is a devout Muslim and says his name is Issa.

Annabel is an idealistic German lawyer determined to save Issa from deportation. In pursuit of Issa's mysterious past she confronts Tommy Brue, the scion of a failing British bank based in Hamburg.

Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the War on Terror the rival spies of three nations converge upon the innocents.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

The Orwell Diaries

FFrom the Orwell Prize blog

"The Orwell Prize is publishing George Orwell’s diaries as a blog. From 9th August 2008, Orwell’s domestic and political diaries (from 9th August 1938 until October 1942) will be posted in real-time, exactly 70 years after the entries were written.

Orwell’s ‘domestic’ diaries begin on 9th August 1938/2008; his ‘political’ diaries (which are further categorised as ‘Morocco’, ‘Pre-war’ and ‘Wartime’) begin on 7th September 1938/2008.

The diaries are exactly as Orwell wrote them. Where there are original spelling errors, they are indicated by a ° following the offending word"

This is a fantastic opportunity to read a daily post by one of the greatest English writers ever. Check out the Orwell Diaries 

Monday, 4 August 2008


Lee and Sachi LeFever from Common Craft show us around Chongqing, China as part of China week on their blog

June Taylor Jams

Another cool Cool Hunting video, in which June Taylor demonstrates her art

Friday, 1 August 2008

US Elections in Plain English

The Common Craft store

With English subtitles

Electing a US President in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

Finally - somebody has explained the crazy US election process. Thanks to Common Craft for this and all their great videos 

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