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Review: local author's vivid tale of a woman's unequal struggle for independence in Victorian Britain and its violent Empire

Written by Tony Millett on .

Review: local author's vivid tale of a woman's unequal struggle for independence in Victorian Britain and its violent Empire

Do not go down to your local bookshop to buy The Planter's Daughter by Jo Carroll - known locally as a writer through her widely-read columns for Marlborough.News.  This is her first novel and it is only available to download from Amazon to a Kindle(a bargain at £3.50) -

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“This orchestra gets better and better" - a review of Marlborough Concert Orchestra Winter Concert

Written by Martin Savage on .

“This orchestra gets better and better

“This orchestra gets better and better.” ...was a comment overheard on Saturday 3rd December, when the Marlborough Concert Orchestra gave its Winter Concert at St. Mary’s Church to a highly appreciative audience.

There was a strong ‘young’ element to the evening.  Alexander Webb, currently a Conducting Scholar at the

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REVIEW: Brilliant, young and international - the Castalian Quartet at St Peter's Church

Written by Christopher Rogers on .

REVIEW: Brilliant, young and international - the Castalian Quartet at St Peter's Church

In February Christopher Graves brought Alison Rhind to St Peter’s Church to perform a joint piano and cello recital.  This time (Sunday, November 20), Christopher brought more of his friends - friends who have formed the Castalian Quartet.

Having started their training variously in Helsinki, France and Britain, they

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REVIEW: An-Ting Chang adds sparkle to her musical menagerie at St Peter's Church recital

Written by Christopher Rogers on .

REVIEW:  An-Ting Chang adds sparkle to her musical menagerie at St Peter's Church recital

The first of the fifth series of Brilliant Young Musicians in Saint Peter’s Church began in great style (Sunday, October 23) with a recital given by the young Taiwanese pianist An-Ting Chang.  

Chang graduated in 2007 from the National Taiwan University, majoring in chemistry. However she chose a career

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