‘Night Boat’ by Alan Spence

Night Boat is the story of Ekaku Hakuin, one of the most influential monks in the history of Zen Buddhism. It recreates his life from early childhood in a small Japanese village through a lifetime of adventures, both physical and spiritual. And Spence spends as much time in the beautiful landscape of Japan—using Mt Fuji […]

‘A Petrol Scented Spring’ by Ajay Close

Arabella Scott, a Scottish Suffragette, had been arrested several times for violent demonstrations by 1914, and each time had been released under the Cat and Mouse Act. Aimed at preventing imprisoned Suffragettes from killing themselves on hunger strike, this act stipulated that prisoners would be released once they were too weak to cause trouble. Often […]

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