Books

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Red Memory review – the Cultural Revolution up close
In gathering histories from one of the country’s darkest, most divisive periods, the former Guardian China correspondent has created a gripping and important document

Rana Mitter

30, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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In brief: Signal Fires; If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal; Love Marriage – review
A thoughtful novel about a family secret, an insightful investigation into animal intelligence and Monica Ali’s clever comedy of manners

Hannah Beckerman

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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My mentor John Hughes taught me how to write. Then he plagiarised my work | Joseph Earp
In 2022, the acclaimed Australian author was found to have plagiarised whole sentences from Leo Tolstoy and F Scott Fitzgerald. When a former student discovered he was among those greats, his reaction was complicated

Joseph Earp

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Brutes by Dizz Tate review – a whip-smart and warped coming-of-age Florida fairytale
A schoolmate’s disappearance is the hook for a slippery debut novel exploring the friendships and futures of a gang of eighth-grade girls

Miriam Balanescu

29, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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M Degas Steps Out: An Essay by Philip Hoy review – an artistic encounter across a century
A nine-second 1915 film of the painter Edgar Degas inspires a beguiling meditation on life in Paris during the first world war

Matthew Reisz

29, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Stories from the Tenants Downstairs by Sidik Fofana review – bold, funny and gloriously flawed voices of New York
Fofana’s bravura debut collection of short stories brings the lives of marginalised city folk to life

Hephzibah Anderson

29, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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OMG! It’s Jane Austen... the TikTok generation embraces new heroine
Two hundred years on, Austen’s take on the pressures of friendship and love is winning over young readers

David Barnett

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘I knew my son had gone’: Michael Rosen on the moment that changed his life – extract
In this extract from his new book, Getting Better, the author and poet describes the death of his beloved teenage son, Eddie

Michael Rosen

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Victory City by Salman Rushdie review – a knotty chronicle of intra-dynastic rivalry
The author’s new novel – a retelling of a fictitious Sanskrit verse saga – employs a kind of autopilot postmodernism, and lacks the verbal gusto of his early works

Anthony Cummins

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Never Give an Inch review: Mike Pompeo as ‘heat-seeking missile for Trump’s ass’
The former secretary of state wants to be president. His vicious memoir will sell, but he may not find buyers at the polls

Lloyd Green

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Otherlands author Thomas Halliday: ‘Some people have insisted on reading the book backwards’
The paleobiologist and author of Foyles’ nonfiction book of 2022 on Earth’s deep past, the joys of the British Library, and how early four-limbed vertebrates helped him find his feet

Killian Fox

28, Jan, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Blake Morrison: Memoirists like me are accused of being mercenary and opportunistic
After writing books about his father and his mother, Blake Morrison swore he didn’t have another memoir in him. Then his sister died, and he couldn’t escape the urge to tell her story

Blake Morrison

28, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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