Campfire Book Club

Sharing passion for favourite and iconic books, new thinking and blogs, authors, literary ideas, book reviews, literature fairs...
by Pete Lawrence
Created on 19 Mar 2017

A space for articles about important books, favourite books, new books and blogs, magazines,authors, literary ideas, book reviews, literature fairs...



Sun, 03/19/2017
8 Sep 2018 at 12:50 by Pete Lawrence

Punching the air isn't something I do very often, even less so when I'm immersed in a good book, but I found myself doing this on more than one occasion reading 'How Soon Is Now', so poignant and relevant are its theories, examples, conclusions and calls to action, chiming with a lot of my own recent thinking and Campfire's emergent values and principles too.

8 Dec. 2016 by Pete Lawrence

So what is going on with Momentum? As Labour becomes ever more sectarian, so too, it seems, is the left flank, the part of Labour that was set up to keep things moving for Corbyn once he was elected leader of the party. Whilst others are already talking about splits in the movement, as hard liners attempt to wrestle power from those who are searching for a more broad-based movement that can exist under one umbrella

15 Mar. 2017 by Kimm Fearnley

We have come to be danced
Not the pretty dance
Not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance
But the claw our way back into the belly
Of the sacred, sensual animal dance
The unhinged, unplugged, cat is out of its box dance
The holding the precious moment in the palms
Of our hands and feet dance.

16 Jul. 2017 by Ruth Wallsgrove
A review of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, now turned into a TV series, and what it reflects back about the current world.
28 Jul. 2017 by Ruth Wallsgrove
Review of two books on the vital interaction between biology and geology – really, is there anything more fascinating in the universe?
27 Aug. 2017 by Ruth Wallsgrove
Starting to understand the history of the 20th Century
7 Jan. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
I must confess that I knew little about feminist author and essayist Rebecca Solnit before this morning but, prompted by comedian Josie Long mentioning her name on Radio 4 in connection with influential books that look at alternative approaches to activism, I checked out her work. Here are her tips on how to be a writer.