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language as a window into human nature

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Thursday 19 July Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm? A secret history of spiritualists, stage magicians and spooks of all persuasions under the blackout of Britain’s bleakest hours.

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Thursday 19 July St Kilda: The Silent Islands by Alex Boyd Alex Boyd launches his stunning new photography book St Kilda: The Silent Islands at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow.

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Friday 20 July Remembering Australians in the First World War Dr Jenny Macleod explores Australia’s experience of the First World War and traces how it has been remembered ever since.

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Tuesday 24 July Cliff Gordon: The Welsh Icarus, and the man who discovered Shirley Bassey The touching story of Clifford Gordon, 1920-1964, also known as Clifford Moses, forgotten Welsh actor and producer of shows and who starred in films

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Wednesday 25 July Edinburgh Launch: Memory and Straw by Angus Peter Campbell Winner of the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2017, Angus Peter Campbell will be launching the new paperback edition of Memory and Straw

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