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A Dog's Brexit - Nicholas Murray

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What: A long poem about one of the most important issues of our time. A caustic look at the phenomenon of Brexit and the rise of far-right populism. 

How: "Murray’s new Melos pamphlet A Dog’s Brexit... is narrated by a ‘dog’ whose ‘hide’s a mellow shade of whisky,/ my temper’s generally frisky/ but not today’, and the canine sympathies are those of an unalloyed remainer. Its targets are often the obvious ones: the ones who cry, ‘We want our country back, …’/ who handed it to tax-avoiding, fly,/ globetrotting firms not shy/ of battle// with mere governments – or workers/ flung like Christians in the circus/ to lions’ jaws’; the ‘Brits’ who live abroad and read The Daily Mail; and Nigel Farage and the UKIP MEPs ‘waxed fat on all their doles and fees.’ So Murray has little stomach for the hypocrisy he finds in contemporary British life. And little stomach for the hypocrisy he finds in the politics of Theresa May with her sycophancy towards Trump, and May’s wish to claw back legislation such as the Human rights Act." Ian Pople - "The Manchester Review."

Who: Nicholas Murray is a freelance author and journalist based in Wales and London.  Born in Liverpool, he is the author of several literary biographies including lives of Franz Kafka, Aldous Huxley, Bruce Chatwin, Andrew Marvell and Matthew Arnold, five collections of poems, and two novels.  His biography of Matthew Arnold was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1997 and his biography of Aldous Huxley was shortlisted for the Marsh Biography Prize in 2003.  Murray's biography of Franz Kafka has been translated into nine languages.
    Why: We have hand picked a small but growing selection of books which we hope complement the fair trade products we stock. Inspiring, engaging and educational, we hope that these books can help move forward the discussion and debate around creativity, social justice and sustainability. 



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