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‘Curing Queers’: Mental Nurses and Their Patients, 1935-74, by Tommy Dickinson Subscription

26 March 2015 | By Chris Waters

A study of sexual injustice rejects the enormous condescension of posterity, argues Chris Waters

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Mary Evans, Richard Joyner, Sandra Leaton Gray, Karen McAulay and David Nally... Subscription

26 March 2015

…on Dancing Tango; Ashes in the Wind; The Tail: How England’s Schools Fail One Child in Five and What Can Be Done; 18th-Century English Organ Music; and Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis

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