Books

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David Remnick: ‘There is no vaccine for climate change’
The New Yorker editor on Fragile Earth, a new collection of the magazine’s climate crisis writing

Tim Adams

18, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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In the Thick of It by Alan Duncan review – too much bile, not enough style
The former Conservative minister spews out the vitriol in his diaries, but lacks the self-awareness and wit to write a great political memoir

Andrew Rawnsley

18, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me review – a woman under the influence
John Sutherland makes a brave attempt to rescue the reputation of Larkin’s longstanding lover and muse

Rachel Cooke

18, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Revealed: Lord Byron’s £4,000 cheque that helped create modern Greece
The poet’s generosity 200 years ago helped to pave the way to independence, and he is still seen as a hero

Helena Smith in Athens

18, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Empire of Pain review: the Sacklers, opioids and the sickening of America
Patrick Radden Keefe delivers a damning account of Purdue Pharma, OxyContin and a family that grew rich

Lloyd Green

18, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Laurent Binet: ‘In France, I just feel like we are lost in space’
The acclaimed novelist on the fun of plotting a counterfactual history of the 16th century, reading in lockdown, and his despair at his country’s vaccine rollout

Alex Preston

17, Apr, 2021 @5:00 PM

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On my radar: Rachel Kushner’s cultural highlights
The acclaimed essayist and novelist on the genius of Don DeLillo, the temptation of motorbikes, and being swept away by CocoRosie

Rachel Kushner

17, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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From Jamaica Inn to Treasure Island: the best books about the sea
Author Emma Stonex shares her favourites, including psychological novels by John Fowles and Iris Murdoch, and an illuminating history of lighthouses

Emma Stonex

17, Apr, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Wilhelm Reich: the strange, prescient sexologist who sought to set us free
He believed orgasms could be a healing force and coined the term ‘sexual revolution’. Reich’s understanding of the body is vital in our age of protests and patriarchy, writes Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing

17, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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White City by Kevin Power review – in the steps of Martin Amis
The story of a disgraced banker’s son, Power’s second novel is part rogue’s confession and part post-Celtic Tiger satire

John Self

17, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me by John Sutherland review – a poisonous love
In thrall to Larkin’s genius: racism, drink and despair in a generous account of a tortured relationship over four decades

Blake Morrison

17, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Poet laureate Simon Armitage publishes elegy for Prince Philip
The Patriarchs – An Elegy deliberately avoids the sycophancy Philip hated, the poet says, and is instead ‘in service of all people like him’

Sian Cain

16, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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