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    Singing for Our Lives – New HammerOn Title

    We’ve got some news about a new HammerOn title. It’s called Singing for Our Lives and is written by the Campaign Choirs collective. It will be published – appropriately – on May 1st 2018. We’ll post more details about the book, as well as other HammerOn news, soon. Meanwhile enjoy this post, written by the…

  • Life is War – Events This Week!

    This week the city of London will be treated to the presence of Dr Shannon Woodcock, life historian supremo and author of the awe-inspiring Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania. Tuesday night we hit Housmans Book shop for an informal reading, followed by a Q & A. The reading starts at 7pm, and…

  • Some funny things about failure

    In her latest blog post, Shannon reflects on oral history methodologies, and what she learnt from failing to be funny. Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania is published next Monday, 25 April. You can pre-order your copy here. I wanted to be funny. Danjela and I were in her Mum’s sewing room one…

  • Life is War blog posts: Mrs Shkalla’s Education

    In the lead up to the publication of Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania the author, Shannon Woodcock, has written a number of blog posts to introduce readers to the histories, contexts and methods that shaped the book. Written in the same vivid and observant style that runs throughout Life is War, the…