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Dr Hairy in: Frank Talking (Part 3)

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The seventh in a series of 10-minute videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. In this one, Dr Underslider manages to persuade Mrs Hattersley to forgive Dr Hairy for his straight talking - with hilarious results!

Dr Hairy in: Frank Talking (Part 2)

Belinda Marscapone

The sixth in a series of 10-minute videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. In this one, Dr Hairy finds that his straight talking has all sorts of unexpected - but hilarious - results! The second of three parts.

Dr Hairy in: Frank Talking (Part 1)

Dr Underslider

The fifth in a series of 10-minute videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. In this one, Dr Hairy is advised to try a bit of straight talking with one of his patients - with hilarious results! The first of three parts.

It's Literature, Jim... but not as we know it: Publishing and the Digital Revolution

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From Vooks to ebooks, from the iPad to the Google settlement, and from print-on-demand to new styles of writing, this article attempts to analyse the effects of the digital revolution on the publishing industry, and to make some educated guesses about how things may develop in the next few years.

And, Chapters 17-24

"It was too hot. She was struck by an unusual heaving. A sense of irritation gathered round the doors and windows. Margaret reached the small side-entrance. The porter's answer to the bell. The keen sharp pressure of the knife. She went across and up. Click of machinery."

Continuing the abridged version of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South - abridged on the principle of leaving out all the important bits. In this section Margaret, supposedly on the lookout for a water-bed, conceives a sudden and all-consuming passion for clogs.

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