Books

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino review – from auteur to author
You’ve seen the film, now read the director’s own novelisation. And it turns out that his way with words is infectious and fun

Rob Doyle

06, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Authority Gap by Mary Ann Sieghart review – mocked, patronised and still paid less than men
Drawing on a wealth of research, Sieghart explores the unconscious bias that results in the belittling and marginalising of half the population from infancy

Stephanie Merritt

05, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Anima Anceps by Algernon Charles Swinburne
With a sharp and witty tongue, this melodious work reasons out the case against pious hypocrisy

Carol Rumens

05, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Wild Pets by Amber Medland review – an enjoyably arch post-campus tale
This funny and engaging debut novel about a couple’s long-distance relationship captures the complexities of young love

Anthony Cummins

05, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Mike Don obituary
Other lives: Underground magazine editor and radical bookseller

Rick Seccombe

04, Jul, 2021 @4:24 PM

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In brief: How to Kill Your Family; Guarded by Dragons; Dancing With the Octopus – reviews
An antiheroine on a mission to bump off her father, confessions of a bookseller and the compelling true-life story of rape, ransom and family cruelty

Hephzibah Anderson

04, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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People Like Them by Samira Sedira review – strangers in their midst
In a small French village a family of five are murdered in this taut examination of race and class based on a shocking real-life case

Lucy Popescu

04, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Objects of Desire by Clare Sestanovich review – a parade of great pretenders
The New Yorker writer’s debut short story collection tackles the difficulties of female yearning amid the mess of urban life

Hephzibah Anderson

04, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Sista Sister by Candice Brathwaite review – powerful life lessons
The I Am Not Your Baby Mother author shares the knowledge she’s acquired as a black woman in a sharp, sometimes moving self-help book

Kadish Morris

04, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Summer reads to get lost in, chosen by Hilary Mantel, Maggie O’Farrell, Raven Leilani and more
From David Diop and Craig Brown to Carmen Maria Machado and Douglas Stuart, prize-winning authors present their top tips for immersive books

04, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Anne Theroux: ‘I want to have my say’
Her marriage to the prolific author Paul Theroux fell apart in 1990. He has written about the divorce, now she tells her side of the story. By Eva Wiseman

Eva Wiseman

04, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder review – very wild at heart
A stay-at-home mother gives in to her animal instincts in this skilful and imaginative debut novel

Lara Feigel

04, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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