John Wyndham

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You don’t have to be rich to live long and prosper | Letters
Letters: Billionaires may spend fortunes on trying to cheat death, but there’s a much easier way, writes Paul Martinez. Plus letters from Luce Gilmore, George Baugh and Geoff Reid


12, Nov, 2021 @4:54 PM

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Douglas Livingstone obituary
Actor and writer for television and radio, including Day of the Triffids and many memorable Plays for Today

Anthony Hayward

17, May, 2021 @4:01 PM

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Top 10 novels about pariahs | Richard Zimler
In characters such as Scrooge, Ira Ringold and Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne, those society seeks to exclude and expel make for compelling reading

Richard Zimler

05, Jun, 2019 @10:12 AM

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Top 10 books about postwar Britain
From George Orwell to John Wyndham, novelist Linda Grant finds compelling reading about the ‘strange interregnum’ that followed the defeat of Nazi Germany

Linda Grant

30, Nov, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Why are there no real-life triffids?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts

14, Sep, 2016 @10:30 AM

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Out of the Unknown review: 1960s BBC sci-fi from a Who’s Who of literary talent
Futurism by Forster, colonising space with Ballard and gleaming white hospitals designed by Ridley Scott – thank goodness it wasn’t all wiped

Phelim O'Neill

23, Jun, 2016 @3:30 PM

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Top 10 clerics in fiction
Asking, answering – and sometimes sneakily evading – readers’ spiritual questions, literature offers many memorable men of the cloth

Joanna Cannon

27, Jan, 2016 @2:30 PM

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Niel Bushnell: 'you only live one life if you don't read'
Author and animator Niel Bushnell talks to site members Charlotte and Eva from the Millennium Riot reading group about being a writer, the power of reading, and Benedict Cumberbatch as a bad guy

Charlotte and Eva from the Millennium Riot reading group

16, Dec, 2015 @3:00 PM

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Guardian readers' comfort library
Jane Austen rubs shoulders with Ernest Hemingway, Samuel Beckett sits next to Harry Potter in the great self-help archive assembled by our contributors

Claire Armitstead and Guardian readers

19, Nov, 2015 @7:22 AM

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Jane Rogers's top 10 cosy catastrophes

The Testament of Jessie Lamb author Jane Rogers lists her favourite great books where the safe, happy world as we know it comes to grief

Jane Rogers

05, Jul, 2012 @8:22 AM

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Out in paperback: March non-fiction

Caitlin Moran's How to be a Woman and Matthew Hollis's study of Edward Thomas lead this month's non-fiction titles, alongside a resourceful look at weeds, a book on the politics of gardening, and a timely look at Bernie Ecclestone

Nicholas Wroe

08, Mar, 2012 @11:51 AM

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Sam Raimi to bring The Day of the Triffids to the big screen

Evil Dead creator will produce film version of John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic tale of angry plants

Xan Brooks

01, Mar, 2012 @12:32 PM

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