Books

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‘Novel of the moment’: Sally Rooney’s third book hits the shelves
Fans queue to meet author at Piccadilly launch event as orders and sales soar for Beautiful World, Where Are You

Lucy Campbell

06, Sep, 2021 @10:08 PM

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In Moonland by Miles Allinson review – a dreamlike requiem for 70s utopianism
The Melbourne writer’s second novel traces three generations with a rolling, bittersweet sense of doom

Imogen Dewey

06, Sep, 2021 @9:52 PM

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Fragments of medieval Merlin manuscript found in Bristol library reveal ‘chaster’ story
Parchment fragments discovered in bindings of much later volumes reveal ‘subtle but significant’ variations on Arthurian legend

Alison Flood

06, Sep, 2021 @11:58 AM

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Poem of the week: Beer for two in Böckler Park, Berlin by Lucy Burnett
A gently subversive love poem that makes language laugh as it falls over itself

Carol Rumens

06, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden review – how the son of a brickie became the leader of al-Qaida
Peter Bergen’s thoroughly researched biography of the notorious Islamist reveals his strikingly mundane, human side

Jason Burke

06, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘An image came into my head of two little boys sitting on either side of a fence’ - John Boyne on The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The novelist on how it took him two days, writing through the nights, to complete a first draft of his famous Holocaust novel for younger readers, and how he remains ‘immensely proud’ of it

John Boyne

06, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Tenderness by Alison MacLeod review – polite society’s rude awakening
Lady Chatterley’s Lover and US politics collide in an enjoyable widescreen novel comprising real and fictional characters over half a century

Jonathan Myerson

06, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘America is not a perfect country’: David Rubenstein on Trump, Biden and a nation’s troubled history
In his new book of interviews with influential figures, the billionaire considers the health of US democracy and how it might withstand further attacks

Martin Pengelly

06, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead review – a zinging wiseguy noir thriller
A small-time crook in 1960s Harlem becomes embroiled in a heist as the double Pulitzer prize-winner confounds expectations once more

Colin Grant

06, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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I’ve lost my family, my house, my country. I know we can live beyond grief | Michelle Tom
The Christchurch earthquake was just one the many tragedies Michelle Tom survived. From adversity, she says, we can all learn to harness fear, resist panic, and practise trust

Michelle Tom

05, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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In brief: Human Frontiers; Interviews With an Ape; Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time – review
Why we might have reached the peak of human progress, a gorilla has a lesson for us all and why work isn’t working

Alexander Larman

05, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘Unreal’: Samaritans volunteer has life turned around by six-figure book deal
James Norbury’s self-published Big Panda and Tiny Dragon inspired by the lives of callers to helpline

Dalya Alberge

05, Sep, 2021 @2:06 PM

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