Books

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Parish council Zoom ​star Jackie Weaver:​ ‘​I got a number of emails from “Alan’s iPad” but ignored them​’​
The unlikely viral phenomenon on handling sudden fame and dealing with difficult people, including her mother

Kate Kellaway

19, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye review – a cry for compassion
The author gives a stark, unapologetic account of how the difficulties faced by trans people are made worse by moral panic

Felix Moore

19, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Mary Beard: ‘If we want to understand the pandemic, we need the arts’
The classicist on owning her TV image, dealing with internet trolls, and why her new book on Roman emperors sheds light on our preoccupation with statues

Rachel Cooke

19, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Chief of Staff by Gavin Barwell review – Theresa May’s one true blue
The former prime minister’s right-hand man recalls her torrid time in Number 10 in a candid and insightful memoir steeped in Brexit, backstops and backstabbing

Andrew Rawnsley

19, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Wildland review: Evan Osnos on the America Trump exploited
The New Yorker writer delivers a sweeping and brilliant portrait of a people subjected to 50 years of rightwing aggression

Charles Kaiser

19, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I have to be brave to get my material’: John Safran on humour, lies and Philip Morris
John Safran has made a career of probing society’s fringes for satire. Now the perpetual provocateur takes on the Earth’s largest cigarette company

Martin McKenzie-Murray

18, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Anthony Doerr: ‘Rather than write what I know, I write what I want to know’
The Pulitzer winner on why his new novel is partly set in medieval Constantinople, the Netflix adaptation of All the Light We Cannot See and his childhood love of the Narnia books

Anthony Cummins

18, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Lauren Groff on Fates and Furies: ‘I thought it would be interesting to write a book questioning marriage’
The author on the years of scribbling ideas on her walls that eventually became this novel

Lauren Groff

18, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Tenderness by Alison MacLeod review – the triumph of Lady Chatterley
The story of DH Lawrence’s novel, from its inspirations to the landmark obscenity trial, is traced with love and skill

Barney Norris

18, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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New hustle: Pulitzer winner Colson Whitehead on his heist novel
The author talks about his book set among small time crooks in 1960s Harlem, the joy of switching it up - and why he looks up to Stanley Kubrick

Sara Collins

18, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Love and Deception: Philby in Beirut by James Hanning review – the spy who loved, maybe
A fascinating new biography from the perspective of Philby’s third wife sheds new light on a well-worn story of secrecy and betrayal

John Banville

18, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Peril review: Bob Woodward Trump trilogy ends on note of dire warning
Behind the headlines about Gen Milley, China and the threat of nuclear war lies a sobering read about democracy in danger

Lloyd Green

18, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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