Posts Tagged ‘Cable Street’

  1. Lou Kenton, 1908-2012

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    September 18, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    © David Hoffman

    The oldest surviving British volunteer for the International Brigades has died aged 104.  Both ordinary and extraordinary, Lou Kenton was one of many individuals whose matter-of-fact and everyday heroism worked their way into A World Between Us.  In fact, when I began keep reading


  2. The Torch of History

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    August 30, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    1948 women's swimming team

    For most of my life I’ve been as likely to pole-vault out of the garden as to sit down to watch the Olympic opening ceremony on television. The celebration of children’s books certainly softened my resistance to the occasion. And I enjoyed the glimpses of London in 1948 we had on our screens. And finally, I had time to watch – and get keep reading


  3. It’s All Relative & Drawn to Spain

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    August 4, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    Here’s an article about some of the romantics, rebels and wordsmiths in my family which I wrote for the Jewish Socialist magazine’s Winter 2012 issue, followed by David Rosenberg’s review of A World Between Us. keep reading



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