Sarah Waters

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Top 10 books about spirit mediums | Laura Purcell
In fiction by authors from Stephen King to Hilary Mantel, these ambiguous figures are poised between two worlds, belonging to neither

Laura Purcell

20, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Look, don't touch: what great literature can teach us about love with no contact
With our increased physical distance from each other, novels about forbidden touch and longing are more seductive than ever

Joanna Briscoe

22, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The Night Watch review – Sarah Waters' sorrowful story speaks to the pain of war
Set during and after the blitz, the lives of five characters and the scars left behind are movingly explored

Arifa Akbar

27, Sep, 2019 @11:26 AM

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Top 10 ghost stories
From Toni Morrison’s desolate tale of slavery’s legacy to Alice Sebold’s vision of heaven, Louise Doughty selects the best books that defy disbelief

Louise Doughty

28, Aug, 2019 @11:06 AM

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From Tales of the City to Tipping the Velvet: top 10 books about coming out
Novelist Kate Davies picks the best books about a task that never happens just once

Kate Davies

20, Feb, 2019 @10:23 AM

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Sarah Waters: ‘Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber was like nothing I’d read before’
The author on discovering Carter’s fairytales as a teenager, enjoying Proust, and her introduction to kinky historical fiction

Sarah Waters

30, Nov, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 modern Victorian novels
Narrative tricks minted in the 19th century are still working in contemporary fiction by authors from Margaret Atwood to Sarah Waters

Paraic O’Donnell

07, Nov, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Sarah Waters: ‘Some of my readers really did hate me. They felt let down’
As The Little Stranger opens in cinemas, the novelist shares the betrayal felt by some lesbian readers over her supernatural whodunnit – and why it is a perfect metaphor for Brexit Britain

Lisa Allardice

15, Sep, 2018 @9:58 AM

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The Little Stranger review – Ruth Wilson shines in mournful ghost story
Death and decline haunt postwar Britain as Sarah Waters’ novel is brought to deliciously sinister life by Lenny Abrahamson

Peter Bradshaw

30, Aug, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Book clinic: what are the best titles for LGBTQ+ representation?
Armistead Maupin, Jeanette Winterson and a host of other good writers have brought gay literature into the mainstream

Hannah Jane Parkinson

10, Mar, 2018 @6:00 PM

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The 50 top films of 2017 in the UK: No 6 The Handmaiden
Continuing our countdown of the year’s finest films, Peter Bradshaw praises Park Chan-wook’s dazzling film about a lesbian love affair in 1930s Korea

Peter Bradshaw

15, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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'Women are better writers than men': novelist John Boyne sets the record straight
Male authors are always pronouncing their own brilliance – or boasting about not reading books by women. So, after a lifetime spent writing and attending literary festivals, John Boyne would like to get something off his chest …

John Boyne

12, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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