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New audiobook platforms are launched to rival Amazon’s Audible
Spiracle will feature titles from independent presses, while last month, Spotify also began offering audiobooks to US customers

Sarah Shaffi

03, Oct, 2022 @6:09 PM

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‘Funny’, ‘punchy, ‘a gorgeous writer’: the best Australian books out in October
Each month, Guardian Australia editors and critics pick out the upcoming titles they’ve already devoured – or can’t wait to get their hands on

Steph Harmon, Sian Cain, Michael Sun and Imogen Dewey

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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The big idea: do we all experience the world in the same way?
Every human brain is different – it’s time to embrace the diversity of our experiences

Anil Seth

03, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Poem of the week: Mist by Maurice Rutherford
A haunting poem in which a mysterious backstory of private loss is bound with nature in a thickening mist and an absence of birds

Carol Rumens

03, Oct, 2022 @10:15 AM

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A Ballet of Lepers by Leonard Cohen review – intimations of immortality
A fascinating collection of early fiction foreshadows motifs and concerns that Cohen the performer later mined across decades

Tim Adams

03, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Of Boys and Men by Richard Reeves review – the descent of man
A thoughtful analysis of alarming evidence of a male malaise avoids the culture wars, arguing for structural and societal change

Andrew Anthony

03, Oct, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Capitol attack officer Fanone hits out at ‘weasel’ McCarthy in startling interview
Michael Fanone makes candid and profane remarks about Republicans in Rolling Stone interview as he promotes memoir

Martin Pengelly in New York

02, Oct, 2022 @8:14 PM

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Tony Mitton obituary
Other lives: Prolific children’s poet and author who wrote the prize-winning verse narrative Wayland

Neil Roberts

02, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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In brief: Three Times a Countess; Queen High; Nina Simone’s Gum – review
An eye-opening biography of Raine Spencer; an exciting counterfactual novel set in postwar Britain; and Warren Ellis’s witty account of devotion

Alexander Larman

02, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Verse, Chorus, Monster! by Graham Coxon review – Britpop’s unlikely lad
In a disarmingly candid memoir, the Blur guitarist relates the madness of fame and addiction, his unease with Britpop, and how folk led him to greener pastures

Kitty Empire

02, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The Secret History of the Five Eyes by Richard Kerbaj review – secrets and spies
A murky alliance between intelligence agencies, among them the UK and US, is revealed in a scandalous tale of mistrust and misjudgment, including British teenager Shamima Begum being smuggled into Syria by a Canadian spy

Steve Bloomfield

02, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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An Intimate History of Evolution by Alison Bashford review – the incredible Huxleys
The Victorian biologist and anthropologist TH Huxley and his Unesco director grandson, Julian, are compelling twin poles in this wonderfully ambitious saga of a scientific dynasty

Stuart Jeffries

02, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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