Books

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eden by Jim Crace review – the world beyond the wall
The Garden of Eden is a labour camp ruled over by angels in this fable about freedom

Sukhdev Sandhu

11, Aug, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Raymond Briggs remembered: ‘He made what he did look easy. Which is, of course, what geniuses do’
The beloved writer and illustrator of the Snowman and Father Christmas has died. Here, leading contemporaries pay tribute

Michael Rosen, Dara McAnulty, Joseph Coelho and Guardian readers

10, Aug, 2022 @4:36 PM

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Letter: Peter Scupham obituary
Gavin Selerie writes: Peter Scupham was the only bookseller I have encountered who actively discouraged me from buying something from their shelves

Gavin Selerie

10, Aug, 2022 @3:47 PM

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Raymond Briggs obituary
Author-illustrator known for The Snowman and Father Christmas whose books often explored the quiet heroism of ordinary lives

Martin Salisbury

10, Aug, 2022 @11:12 AM

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Top 10 books about women written out of history | Janina Ramirez
For centuries scholars have busied themselves with the ‘victors’ of history, who were usually men. Now a new generation is broadening the picture to include the lives most of us lead

Janina Ramirez

10, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Strength in Numbers by G Elliot Morris review – why polls matter
A valuable history of polling that examines the reasons for recent failures while arguing that it remains a vital tool

Sam Freedman

10, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Share your tributes and memories of Snowman author Raymond Briggs
The writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs has died aged 88. Share your tributes here

Guardian community team

10, Aug, 2022 @8:50 AM

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Snowman author Raymond Briggs dies aged 88
Beloved creator of Fungus the Bogeyman and Father Christmas brought a distinctive strain of melancholy to the genre

Richard Lea

10, Aug, 2022 @7:20 AM

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A History of Water by Edward Wilson-Lee review – an early glimpse of globalisation
The sparkling story of two early modern Portuguese travellers and their competing views of the world

Kathryn Hughes

10, Aug, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Poet Nikita Gill: ‘I worry about people getting tattoos of my work. What if I made a typo?’
Her touching verses about heartbreak, fat-shaming and body hair have made her Britain’s most-followed poet on social media – and now she’s heading for TV

Etan Smallman

10, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Everybody knew Jim Thorpe’: biographer David Maraniss on a pioneering athlete
Pulitzer winner’s new biography tells fascinating story of a Native American star recently recognised as a double Olympic champion

David Smith in Washington

10, Aug, 2022 @1:36 AM

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Philip Larkin flinched from intimacy – how would he have coped with social media?
A century after the poet’s birth, Imtiaz Dharker introduces her own poem about the grumpy great, Swiping left on Larkin

Imtiaz Dharker

09, Aug, 2022 @2:53 PM

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