Books: Through the Looking Glasses featured on The Marilyn Report

In character as Pola from How to Marry a Millionaire, Marilyn is shown on the cover of Through the Looking Glasses, Travis Elborough’s new history of spectacles (alongside jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, and the ultimate short-sighted movie icon, Michael Caine.) Here’s a sneak peek at the synopsis… “We learn how eyeglasses were the making of […]

Marilyn Through the Looking Glasses — The Marilyn Report

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Books: Review of Through the Looking Glasses in Optician by Professor Sudi Patel

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https://www.opticianonline.net/features/books-changing-perceptions

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Listen: In conversation with Pete Paphides about his book Broken Greek, recorded at the Penderyn Prize music book prize event

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Books: Review of Through the Looking Glasses in the Camden New Journal by Stephen Griffin

Read in full online here: http://camdennewjournal.com/article/my-beautiful-lorgnette

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Picture: How We Used to Live at the Southbank

How We Used to Live screening as part of the Films of Saint Etienne season at the BFI South Bank on 4 September 2020
Post-screening Q&A hosted by Sian Pattenden, on stage with Pete Wiggs and Paul Kelly Picture from @funinhounslow
Detail from a tapestry celebrating the creation of the NHS and national health glasses, foyer of the South Bank Centre

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Event: How We Used to Live screens at the BFI Southbank, London on Sat 4 September followed by a Q&A with Pete Wiggs and Travis Elborough as part of The Films of Saint Etienne season

Full details and link to book tickets here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=filmsofsaintetienne&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=

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Read: The Joy of Specs, my piece on glasses for The Big Issue – now free to read online

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Books: Review of Through the Looking Glasses by Andrew Lynch in Business Post

https://www.businesspost.ie/books/through-the-looking-glasses-an-enlightening-history-of-how-we-came-to-see-the-world-more-clearly-62367acc

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Picture: Through the Looking Glasses in Hatchard’s Piccadilly’s pick of their favourite new books

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August 14, 2021 · 5:24 pm

Books: Review of Through the Looking Glasses by Kathryn Hughes in The Guardian

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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jul/24/through-the-looking-glasses-by-travis-elborough-review-the-spectacular-life-of-spectacles

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