Books

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Mark Gatiss TV version brings The Amazing Mr Blunden back into print
Classic children’s ghost story, long in demand as a secondhand book, will receive its first reprint for more than 30 years thanks to the star actor – and a dogged book editor

David Barnett

26, Nov, 2021 @4:32 PM

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‘A bit pushed’: Enid Blyton letters reveal strain of work and motherhood
Exclusive: author writes of pressures of looking after own children and answering ‘thousands of personal letters’

Dalya Alberge

26, Nov, 2021 @4:14 PM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee; Dolphin Junction by Mick Herron; Dog Park by Sofi Oksanen; The Russian Doll by Marina Palmer; and The Quiet People by Paul Cleave

Laura Wilson

26, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Booker longlisted The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed audiobook review – a miscarriage of justice
An evocative reimagining of the real-life case of the 28-year-old British Somali man who was among the last men to be hanged in Wales

Fiona Sturges

26, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Siri Hustvedt: ‘I responded viscerally to De Beauvoir’s The Second Sex’
The US author on becoming a feminist, growing into Gertrude Stein, and the comfort of folk tales

Siri Hustvedt

26, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The War of Nerves by Martin Sixsmith review – inside the cold war mind
The psychology behind an age of nuclear brinkmanship that terrified a generation

PD Smith

26, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Chouette by Claire Oshetsky review – a feminist fairytale explores mother-love
Full of dark humour, this enthralling debut furiously eviscerates society’s need for normality

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

26, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Robot artist to perform AI generated poetry in response to Dante
Ai-Da used data bank of words and speech pattern analysis to produce and perform a work that is ‘reactive’ to the Divine Comedy

Alison Flood

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego review – a fierce manifesto for First Nations to flourish
Watego’s essays draw from other great Black thinkers to argue for a future based not in inclusion and hope, but self-determination

Declan Fry

25, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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US libraries report spike in organised attempts to ban books in schools
The American Library Association, which monitors ‘challenges’ to books, says social media have amplified protests to the highest number for decades

Alison Flood

25, Nov, 2021 @10:38 AM

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Black British Lives Matter edited by Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder – review
Nineteen essays offer a powerful – and varied – portrait of the black British experience

Aamna Mohdin

25, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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David Craig obituary
Other lives: Creative writing teacher, poet and a prolific writer on landscape, literature and social history

Marian Craig

24, Nov, 2021 @7:05 PM

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