Sarah Waters

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 mirrored lives in fiction
From Oscar Wilde to Daisy Johnson, parallel lives – and what they say about choices and circumstance – have long been a source of fascination and inspiration for novelists

Alex Hyde

23, Mar, 2022 @3:37 PM

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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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