Women in Dark Times review a wilfully obtuse feminist study

Guardian Books - 4 hours 57 min ago
Jacqueline Rose wants her book to be a clarion call for a new feminism. But it is long-winded, precious and paradoxical Continue reading...






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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong, review: 'questionable logic'

Telegraph - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 15:30
Noel Malcolm on the former nun who has taken on the fashionable theory that all religion is harmful






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Replica by Jack Heath - review

Guardian Books - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 15:00
'Is it a good idea to manufacture something that can feel emotion and then treat it less than human?' Continue reading...






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100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

Telegraph - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 13:39
Check out this list of 100 great jokes by Groucho Marx, Robin Williams, Chris Rock and more






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The best books of 2014

Telegraph - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 12:54
The must-read novels, memoirs and history books released in 2014 so far






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Ghost Soldier by Theresa Breslin - review

Guardian Books - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 12:00
'The book will give you insight into what it was really like for all the young men who fought in the First World War' Continue reading...






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The Brethren by Robert Merle review swashbuckling historical fiction

Guardian Books - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 09:00
The first book in the 13-volume Fortunes of France series, published for the first time in English, is a hugely entertaining romp Continue reading...






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Wonder by R J Palacio - review

Guardian Books - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 09:00
My precept would be "before you open your mouth to gossip about someone, always put yourselves in their shoes first" Continue reading...






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Close to the Wind by Jon Walter review a tense wartime journey

Guardian Books - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 08:30
The dangerous adventures of a young boy and his grandfather are brought vividly to life in Walter's debut children's novel Continue reading...






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Chasing Lost Time: The Life of CK Scott Moncrieff by Jean Findlay review

Guardian Books - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 08:00
Passionate, risk-taking, aesthetically conservative: a compendious biography of Proust's great interpreter reveals the paradoxes of his varied career Continue reading...






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How to draw... a windy day

Guardian Books - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 08:00
Summer is wrapping up and it's starting to get a little blustery outside learn how to draw a windy day with Rob Biddulph, author and illustrator of Blown Away! Continue reading...






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Zadie Smith story: Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets

Telegraph - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 07:00
A new short story by Zadie Smith, shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2014






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Alan Titchmarsh: the magic of the Wind in the Willows

Telegraph - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 07:00
For comforting tales of the countryside and its menagerie of colourful characters, I always return to Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'






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My hero: Alison Bechdel by Elizabeth McCracken

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 18:14
The graphic memoirist's art is beautiful, exact yet somehow familiar, writes Elizabeth McCracken Continue reading...






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In the footsteps of Virginia Woolf

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 18:00
Maggie Gee explains how she wrote the novel that brought Virginia Woolf back to life in the 21st century Continue reading...






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Sophie Hannah: 'I love being thought of firmly as a crime writer. I'm snobby about books that aren't </em>crime fiction'

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 17:59
The poet and bestselling crime novelist talks to Alison Flood about taking on Agatha Christie's Poirot Continue reading...






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Book reviews roundup: The Hollow Crown, Stone Mattress and A Buzz in the Meadow

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 17:59
What the critics thought of The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones, Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood and A Buzz in the Meadow by Dave Goulson Continue reading...






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The Life of a&nbsp;Banana by PP Wong review

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 16:30
A moving and optimistic debut about orphaned siblings coping with a new strict home and racial bulling Continue reading...






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Political literature with Andrew Marr and Roger Scruton books podcast

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 16:28
Andrew Marr turns from fact to fiction, while Roger Scruton examines the roots of conservatism Continue reading...






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The Drop by Dennis Lehane review bars, baseball and gangsters

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 16:00
In his final role, James Gandolfini stars in the film version of this smart, grubby and enjoyable novel set in a Boston bar used for money drops by Chechen gangsters Continue reading...






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