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RIP Malty

Some sad news. John Jobling - aka the wonderful Malty - passed away in September. Malty was a prolific commenter on The Dabbler and its satellite blogs and there was no one quite like him. Actually, ... Read More...

Review: Conflicts of Interest by Terry Stiastny

Brit reviews the second novel by Terry Stiastny (an occasional Dabbler), and finds it a subtle, ingeniously-crafted tale of betrayal and comeuppance... Terry Stiastny’s debut novel Acts of Omission - which won the 2014 Paddy Power ...

Decline of the English barrister

Looking back on the glory days of the English barrister, once followed like today's pop stars and footballers... John Osborne in ...

Post-Truth set in early

There's something of a panic underway about 'Post-Truth'. But it seems truth ended up as a casualty in some of ...