Forty years of Hay Independence

Forty years of Hay Independence


Forty years ago on 1st April 1977 (April Fool's Day) Richard Booth declared Hay-On-Wye an Independent kingdom.
Badass Books & Jihadi Jeopardy

Badass Books & Jihadi Jeopardy


The recent invasion of Timbuktu and destruction of its historical centre is appalling; the audacious rescue by academic activists of its intellectual heritage is amazing.
The jewellery of genocide

The jewellery of genocide


The history of borderlands is a history of bloodshed, of competing interests and of changing influences. It’s a history of how people interact, and fail to interact, at the margins of our small worlds, and is pockmarked with tales of victors and vanquished.