Books

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Souvenir by Michael Bracewell review – the London that time forgot
These atmospheric recollections of the capital of the 1970s and 80s, and the artists it inspired, conjures a city – and a culture – in a less rapacious age

Sean O’Hagan

14, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Melania Trump like Marie Antoinette, says former aide in hotly awaited book
Stephanie Grisham says former first lady refused to condemn Capitol attackers and believed husband’s lie about election fraud

Martin Pengelly in New York

13, Sep, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Senator and congressman condemn Amazon for promoting anti-vaxxer books
Elizabeth Warren and Adam Schiff have written to complain about search algorithms that appear to spread misinformation

Alison Flood

13, Sep, 2021 @1:01 PM

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Steve Bannon prepped Jeffrey Epstein for CBS interview, Michael Wolff claims
Ex-Trump strategist told financier to ‘stick to his message, which is that he is not a paedophile’, New York Times reports

Martin Pengelly in New York

13, Sep, 2021 @11:11 AM

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Poem of the week: Sonnet 65 by William Shakespeare
This reflection on ‘sad mortality’ is a shining tribute to the power of love

Carol Rumens

13, Sep, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Sebastian Faulks on Human Traces: ‘I had no idea I would turn out to be 3% Neanderthal’
The author on his exhilarating research into the human mind, teaching creative writing at Broadmoor – and his new, follow-up novel

Sebastian Faulks

13, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Freight Dogs by Giles Foden review – into the dark heart of the Congo wars
The Last King of Scotland author wrenches readers into a period of horrifying violence for a sharp study of the moral complexity of war

Alex Preston

13, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Bewilderment by Richard Powers review – stars in their eyes
An astrobiologist soothes his troubled son with inner voyages to fantastical worlds in a tender sci-fi novel-cum-family romance

Rob Doyle

13, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Miles Allinson on writing about cults: ‘People really balk about discussions of spirituality’
The Melbourne author’s second novel, In Moonland, taps into the mysteries that haunt us

Brigid Delaney

12, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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In brief: The Man Who Died Twice; Aesop’s Animals; Breathtaking – reviews
Richard Osman’s second novel doesn’t disappoint. Plus, the science behind Aesop’s fables and on the Covid frontline with Dr Rachel Clarke

Hannah Beckerman

12, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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An Island by Karen Jennings review – stranger on the shore
Longlisted for the Booker prize, Jennings’s tale of a lighthouse keeper and an uninvited guest grapples with colonialism and the plight of refugees

Hephzibah Anderson

12, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The Making of Incarnation by Tom McCarthy review – all work and no play
Time-and-motion studies meets motion-capture acrobatics in a hi-tech saga that’s big on detail but devoid of insight

Jonathan Myerson

12, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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