Books

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Paint Your Town Red by Matthew Brown and Rhian E Jones review – how Preston took back control
This account of the ‘Preston model’ fails to address to what degree it works

Rowan Moore

17, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo: ‘People sneer at the things women and girls love’
The author of the hit YA fantasy talks about Netflix stardom, making her novels more diverse and why she had to give up a close relationship with her fans

Sian Cain

17, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Want to try Jane Austen’s favourite cheese toastie? Now you can
The ‘household book’ of Martha Lloyd, who lived with the Austens, contains recipes giving an authentic flavour of the writer’s life

Alison Flood

17, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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In brief: The Wolf Den; In Love With Hell; Brixton Hill – reviews
A historical novel set in the Roman sex industry, a dark study of alcoholic writers and a thriller with a social conscience

Alexander Larman

16, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Daniel Kahneman: ‘Clearly AI is going to win. How people are going to adjust is a fascinating problem’
The psychologist on applying his ideas to organisations, why we’re not equipped to grasp the spread of a virus, and the massive disruption that’s just round the corner

Tim Adams

16, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Featherweight by Mick Kitson review – a punchy historical yarn
The rollicking story of a female bareknuckle boxer in Victorian England makes creative use of the novelist’s family history

Holly Williams

16, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Nightingale by Sam Lee review – a love letter to the songbird
The folk singer offers a lyrical homage to the endangered migrant bird whose uniquely beautiful song he has been communing with up close for years

Alex Preston

16, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Journalist Patrick Radden Keefe: ‘I’ve always been interested in secrecy’
The American journalist and author on his history of the Sacklers, the family at the centre of the US opioids controversy, and a special night with the Scorpions in Ukraine

Tim Lewis

16, May, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Why Solange Matters by Stephanie Phillips review – celebration of a free spirit
The author and punk musician draws parallels between her own life and that of the genre-blurring sister of Beyoncé in this hymn to black individualism

Caleb Azumah Nelson

16, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Aids and Act Up: Sarah Schulman puts women and people of color back at the heart of the story
The activist’s new book, Let the Record Show, is a rejoinder to works on the HIV epidemic by and about white men

Benjamin Ryan

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How women conquered the world of fiction
From Sally Rooney to Raven Leilani, female novelists have captured the literary zeitgeist. But is this cultural shift something to celebrate or rectify?

Johanna Thomas-Corr

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence review – purgatory and paradise with a wild prophet
Frances Wilson’s book is as magnificently flawed as its subject – and a work of art in its own right

Rachel Cooke

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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