Fanny Eaton: A muse

A muse is someone, often a woman, who inspires an artist, writer or musician. Anyone can technically be a muse. However, through the ages, certain muses have become iconic in their own right. Linda McCartney was a muse to her husband Paul. Kate Moss has been a muse to the artist Banksy. When we think…

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Celebrating Black Brits’ Contribution to Seven Decades of Free Health Care

This summer not only marks the 70th anniversary of the docking of the Empire Windrush, but also the creation of the National Health Service (NHS). NHS England, NHS Wales, NHS Scotland and the Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland were established together in 1948 as one of the major social reforms following the Second…

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The winds are changing: The 70th anniversary of the Windrush

“Britain’s history is everyone’s history and it’s all the stronger for it” True words, but not my own. They are David Olusoga’s. He wrote Black and British: A Forgotten History which I have finally finished. I’ve never felt like I had achieved something when finishing a book until I read this one. It’s a long…

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A first look at ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’

Kindle books are deceptive. You can’t see them in the flesh. So, if you’re not paying attention, you can end up spending £10 on a 100- page novella or pick up a ‘quick holiday read’ that is actually 700 pages long. This is what happened when I bought Black and British: A Forgotten History (its…

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