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The August Coup: A True Tale of Soviet In-fighting

The August Coup: A True Tale of Soviet In-fighting

With Russia dominating the headlines, today’s story takes a brief look at the fall of the Soviet Union, focusing on the 1991 August Coup that saw Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev briefly arrested.

October 3, 2015

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Down With This Sort of Thing: Banned Books You Can Listen To

Down With This Sort of Thing: Banned Books You Can Listen To

Over in the US, the folks at Banned Books Week are “Celebrating the Freedom to Read”, so we’re also taking a look at some famous banned and censored books that, for many of us, seem utterly harmless.

October 2, 2015

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The Little Book That Went a Long Way

The Little Book That Went a Long Way

The Bible is thought to be the most read title of all time, but what is the second biggest book of all time? It’s believed that the runner up is in fact ‘Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung’, or, as it is better known, the ‘Little Red Book’.

October 1, 2015

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