Leo Tolstoy

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Helen McCrory shone as Anna Karenina | Brief letters
Brief letters: Supply teachers | Texting the PM | Helen McCrory | European Super League | Picking up the Guardian

Letters

22, Apr, 2021 @5:14 PM

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Country diary: cutting-edge technology from the stone age
Wellington, Somerset: The blade is shaped like a toucan’s bill and the long wooden handle has the pleasing curve of a well-balanced spine

Anita Roy

22, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Christopher Plummer remembered: 'It was a privilege to stand so close to greatness'
Michael Hoffman, who directed Plummer and Helen Mirren in Tolstoy biopic The Last Station, recalls the actors’ joyful connection and how Plummer turned the script into gold

Michael Hoffman

08, Feb, 2021 @10:17 AM

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders review – rules for good writing, and more
The spell of words ... a wonderful book in which a Booker prizewinner explains what makes classic short stories work so well

Tessa Hadley

06, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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George Saunders: 'These trenches we're in are so deep'
The Booker-winning author on what Russian short stories can teach us, late-life realisations and why he doesn’t like social media

Killian Fox

02, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Have you been using the pandemic to catch up on long classic novels?
Sales of War and Peace, Don Quixote and Middlemarch are booming, and the appeal of a seriously long read has never been more alluring

Alison Flood

27, Oct, 2020 @1:27 PM

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Top 10 best-dressed characters in fiction | Amanda Craig
Authors from Charlotte Brontë to Suzanne Collins have imagined clothes for their characters that are almost as expressive as their wearers

Amanda Craig

01, Jul, 2020 @1:18 PM

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Why the UK is the sick man of Europe again | Letters
Letters: British neoliberalism, social inequality and arrogance have left us trailing in Germany’s wake in the fight against coronavirus, argue John Green and Glyn Turton, while Jinty Nelson says the UK has been losing ground in other areas for years

Letters

28, Jun, 2020 @5:45 PM

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The Guardian view on lockdown reading: more than escapism | Editorial
Editorial:It’s no surprise that people read a lot when stuck at home. But novels are more than a way to kill time

Editorial

19, Apr, 2020 @5:25 PM

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Top 10 novels about adultery | Douglas Kennedy
From Graham Greene’s anguished transgressions to Milan Kundera’s happy-go-lucky erotic adventures, fiction has long adored illicit affairs

Douglas Kennedy

18, Dec, 2019 @10:54 AM

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Poetry book of the month: So Many Rooms by Laura Scott – review
A debut collection channels Leo Tolstoy with extraordinary results

Kate Kellaway

06, Aug, 2019 @8:00 AM

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