Books

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Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr review – all human life is here
Classical philosophy meets the climate crisis in the Pulitzer prize-winner’s propulsive novel stretching over 700 years

Hephzibah Anderson

26, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé – a village united by a vagabond
The death of a newcomer to a Guadeloupean community sparks a meandering, fascinating novel about the locals’ interconnected lives

John Self

26, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Home tweet home: how an illustrator captured the intricacy of bird nests
When Susan Ogilvy starting painting nests in her garden she realised there were few pictorial accounts of these complex creations

Killian Fox

26, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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And Away… review – how Bob Mortimer went from sidekick to standalone
An often moving memoir examines the comedian’s unlikely journey from Big Nights Out to riverbank ruminations with Paul Whitehouse

Stephanie Merritt

26, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Magician by Colm Tóibín review – a difficult Mann to know
This dramatisation of Thomas Mann’s private and public life never quite convinces as biography or fiction

Anthony Cummins

26, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘I have these stories to tell’: the authors trying to diversify children’s books
Schemes provide mentors and funding to help aspiring writers on low incomes enter market dominated by white celebrities

Donna Ferguson

26, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen review – spiritual successor to The Corrections
The pastor’s family at the heart of Franzen’s sixth novel – a bravura examination of the mores of liberal America in 1971 – are his most sympathetic creation to date

Tim Adams

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘American democracy will continue to be tested’: Peril author Robert Costa on Trump, the big lie and 2024
Washington Post reporter calls co-authoring book on end of Trump presidency with Watergate legend Bob Woodward a ‘privilege’

David Smith in Washington

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Uncontrolled Spread review: Trump’s first FDA chief on the Covid disaster
Scott Gottlieb has written a fine account of what went wrong and what we must do better next time

Lloyd Green

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins audiobook review – Rosamund Pike turns up the heat
A body on a houseboat and twists galore in this gripping thriller narrated by the Hollywood actor – plus this week’s other picks

Fiona Sturges

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Jonathan Franzen: ‘I just write it like I see it and that gets me in trouble’
Twenty years on from The Corrections, America’s most lauded author is back. But will he put his foot in it again?

Lisa Allardice

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Amanda Gorman: ‘I wanted my words to re-sanctify the steps of the Capitol’
The youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history on Toni Morrison, the power of language and her debut children’s book

Amanda Gorman

25, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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