Donna Tartt

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in December
Critics and Guardian readers discuss the titles they have read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

Lucy Knight, The Candid Book Club and Guardian readers

04, Jan, 2023 @3:08 PM

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Licence to ill: music and culture for a sick day
Whether it’s cake pretending to be other things or Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, our critics recommend some feeling-peaky blinders

Phil Harrison, Sam Jordison, Danny Leigh, Keza MacDonald and Jenessa Williams

18, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 novels about toxic friendships | Charlotte Northedge
Complex attachments mixing intimacy and deception can decide whole lives, and have inspired novelists from William Thackeray to Elena Ferrante

Charlotte Northedge

16, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Cultural prescription: plays, films, books and more to help you start university
From Educating Rita to The Secret History, Guardian critics suggest some comfort viewing and listening to take on campus

Miriam Gillinson, Peter Bradshaw, Jenessa Williams, Justine Jordan and Adrian Searle

27, Sep, 2021 @2:43 PM

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Patrick Ness: ‘Terry Pratchett makes you feel seen and forgiven’
The author celebrates the most perfect sentence by Toni Morrison and his struggles with Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Patrick Ness

14, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 books about museums | David Barnett
Whether it is Orhan Pamuk’s love-struck Museum of Innocence, Donna Tartt’s bombing in a New York gallery, or the case of a curator who turned to crime, museums are home to fascinating stories

David Barnett

28, Apr, 2021 @12:29 PM

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From Donna Tartt to Irvine Welsh: 10 great novels about friendship
Urban junkies, competitive mothers, adolescent girls caught in the world of Charles Manson ... Lara Feigel picks her 10 favourites

Lara Feigel

04, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Finn Wolfhard: ‘I have so much crazy energy’
The teen star of Stranger Things can’t wait for lockdown to end so he can get his teeth back into acting, directing and being in his rock band. But first there’s the little matter of a Ghostbusters sequel to finish...

Alex Moshakis

28, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Book clinic: Which thrillers and crime fiction will keep my teenager hooked?
From Agatha Christie to Anthony Horowitz, writer Peter Swanson recommends the best of classic and modern

Peter Swanson

14, Mar, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Making a killing: what can novels teach us about getting away with murder?
From Agatha Christie to Gillian Flynn, readers love an untraceable method or a villain who wins. Author Peter Swanson says there are eight examples of the perfect murder

Peter Swanson

11, Mar, 2020 @1:39 PM

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A Tartt snack better than jam and cream | Brief letters
Brief letters: Cream cheese and marmalade | Miriam Margolyes | Proportional representation | Poetry HQ | World Book Day


04, Mar, 2020 @6:19 PM

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Book clinic: can you recommend middle-class American authors?
Yes, but go further… there are richly rewarding literary tales from Africa and South America too

Alex Preston

30, Nov, 2019 @6:00 PM

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