Mario Vargas Llosa

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Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa review – CIA secrets and breathtaking lies
The Nobel laureate’s tale of a coup in 1950s Guatemala speaks to our times

Edward Docx

24, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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A virtual tour of Peru through films, food, books and music
We may not be able to travel at the moment, but our new series of virtual guides brings the world to you – starting with a cultural tour of Peru

Chris Moss

08, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Top 10 books about boarding school
From Evelyn Waugh to Molesworth, novels set in these places of privilege are microcosmic studies of oppression and rebellion

James Scudamore

18, Mar, 2020 @12:18 PM

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Mario Vargas Llosa quits writers' body over Catalan remarks
Nobel laureate resigns after Pen International calls for release of jailed Catalan leaders

Sam Jones in Madrid

23, Jan, 2019 @11:52 AM

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Top 10 real-life monsters in fiction
Bringing the very worst humans – from Joseph Stalin to Idi Amin – to life in novels is a tough call. But it can be done well, if you can bear to read

Glenn Skwerer

19, Sep, 2018 @9:59 AM

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The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa – digested read
‘Marisa, Chabela and Quique celebrated the end of the bombing with another juddering three-way orgasm’

John Crace

13, May, 2018 @2:00 PM

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The Neighbourhood by Mario Vargas Llosa review – a steamy page-turner
The Peruvian jetset seek respite from tyranny in sex, until scandal pits them against the regime

Ben East

13, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Mario Vargas Llosa: murder of Mexican journalists is due to press freedom
Nobel prize-winning novelist causes outrage with comments, with more than 100 journalists killed in Mexico in past decade

David Agren in Mexico City

20, Mar, 2018 @6:30 AM

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It’s all for love as Spain’s Barbara Cartland finally gets a chance to woo British readers
Corín Tellado is famed throughout the Spanish-speaking world for her light romance novellas

Sam Jones in Madrid

06, Nov, 2016 @12:05 AM

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Literary prize for Mario Vargas Llosa sparks backlash in Dominican Republic
Politicians and pundits in the Caribbean country remain unhappy about the Peruvian Nobel laureate’s comments about a law that stripped thousands of citizenship

Sibylla Brodzinsky

10, Feb, 2016 @10:30 AM

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Where Uruguay leads, the rest struggle to keep up | Emma Graham-Harrison
South America’s second smallest country seems to be reinventing itself as a beacon of innovation and progress

Emma Graham-Harrison

06, Dec, 2015 @12:05 AM

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Top 10 assassination plots in fiction
Plans to kill have a powerful appeal for narrative plotters, including novelist Jonathan Lee. Here are some of his favourites, from Hilary Mantel to Ian Fleming

Jonathan Lee

04, Nov, 2015 @2:28 PM

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