From Books

Philip Larkin book – update

Further to the review in the November ECHO of Chris Arnot’s new book Larkin About In Coventry, the book is now on sale locally at Beer Gonzo, the Phone Shop and Earlsdon Cobblers as well as Earlsdon Street Post Office. It should be in Waterstone’s in the city centre shortly and is already on sale …

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Education in Africa

Freya Kendall has written this account of her work placement in Tanzania working with Raleigh International.  What do you remember from your primary school years? Practising the shape of ‘a’s over and over in your exercise book? Being read exciting stories out of colourful books by the teacher? Maybe chanting your times tables over and …

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Modern European History course for adults

The European History Workshop, run by tutor Dr Angela Jianu, is an established history seminar open to all in the heart of Earlsdon. New members are always welcome. Those interested can express an interest by logging on to the website or they can simply turn up for the first session. Here is an outline of …

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Pig farmers and prima donnas?

Many readers will remember Diane Cox, a popular and much missed therapist who offered a memorably firm massage at her Samadhi business in Earlsdon Street for 22 years, and inspiring Egyptian dance teacher who kept many Earlsdon women on their toes (and laughing!) every week.  Diane moved to South Africa last August to be with …

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Local author’s city history talk

As featured in the last issue of ECHO, Earlsdon writer and former Evening Telegraph journalist Pete Walters has written a history of the city, The Story of Coventry.  Unsurprisingly, given its cast of memorable characters drawn from the city’s eventful history, Pete’s work has excited a great deal of local interest.  And while he’s not …

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