Mark Twain

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Music is the food of love, so sing on | Brief letters
Brief letters: Dating red flags | A new unit of time | Wisdom of Mark Twain | Who is the PM? | Wood doesn’t grow on trees | Class idiot

17, Oct, 2022 @4:29 PM

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Alan Johnson: ‘I read Animal Farm at 14 and it changed my life’
The author and former home secretary on disliking Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and his fondness for PG Wodehouse

Alan Johnson

17, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘You think wrong!’: top 10 rants in literature
Some distrust kvetching in print, but writers from Shakespeare to Valerie Solanas show there’s nothing wrong with constructive – and even destructive – criticism

Lucy Ellmann

25, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Hal Holbrook obituary
American stage and screen actor who often played authority figures and was known for his characterisation of Mark Twain

Brian Baxter

03, Feb, 2021 @5:53 PM

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Top 10 Shakespearean books | Robert McCrum
William Shakespeare’s influence on English literature is enormous, but from Dr Johnson to Germaine Greer, some outstanding works have explored his legacy and life story

Robert McCrum

02, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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American classics among most ‘challenged’ books of the decade in US
Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird among works protesters have tried to get removed from schools and libraries

Alison Flood

28, Sep, 2020 @3:04 PM

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The Prince and the Pauper review – trading-places twins double the fun
Sisters Danielle and Nichole Bird create a dreamlike mirror image in a superbly staged production, alive with music, wit and spectacle

Mark Fisher

25, Nov, 2019 @9:26 AM

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Why would one man read Mark Twain's whole library?
Alan Gribben has spent 45 years navigating fakes and tracking down lost tomes to study Samuel Langhorne Clemens’s book collection

Terena Bell

01, Apr, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Who said it: Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood … or Mark Twain?
The writer and the dance judge have both spread their wit and wisdom across three bulging volumes of autobiography. But can you tell who said what?

Stephen Moss

16, Oct, 2018 @2:56 PM

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'Hurtful' Harper Lee and Mark Twain dropped from Minnesota curriculum
To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn to be dropped from Duluth area classes because of ‘uncomfortable atmosphere’ their use of racial slurs creates

Alison Flood

12, Feb, 2018 @10:33 AM

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Périgord truffles grow in a Portsmouth fridge | Brief letters
Brief letters: British-grown fungi | Golf courses spoiling landscapes | Government by dirty old men | But what? | Boris Johnson the linguist


09, Nov, 2017 @7:17 PM

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Literary misquotations quiz: can you get the wrong lines right?
The Bank of England has chosen a contentious quote to adorn its Jane Austen note, joining a long tradition of misused and mangled citations. Do you know your lines?

Alison Flood

19, Jul, 2017 @11:13 AM

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