Society books

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The Wild Track by Margaret Reynolds review – adopting, mothering, belonging
A mother’s moving account of her struggle to adopt concludes with her daughter’s memories of finding a home

Lara Feigel

26, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Jane Monckton Smith: ‘Domestic abuse isn't a row. It's when one person has become a threat to another’
The author and professor of public protection on the red flags of coercive control and how courts should change to give abuse victims an equal voice

Andrew Anthony

21, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Snakes and Ladders by Selina Todd review – down with the meritocracy
Is social mobility possible or even desirable in Britain today? In a timely polemic, an Oxford historian sets out her egalitarian vision

Andrew Anthony

21, Feb, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again by Katherine Angel – review
From ‘No means No’ to #MeToo – original thoughts on consent and the complexities of female desire

Hettie O'Brien

20, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Frostquake by Juliet Nicolson review – Britain's frozen winter of 1962
The Beatles, the pill, the Profumo affair ... how British morals thawed as the snowdrifts got higher

Kathryn Hughes

06, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Some Body to Love by Alexandra Heminsley – review
This account of the author’s marriage to a man who transitioned and her relationship with her own body is thoughtful and compelling, if a little one-sided

Holly Williams

31, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera and Slave Empire by Padraic X Scanlan – review
Wilful amnesia ... two fascinating journeys through Britain’s imperial past and present suggest attitudes must change

Fara Dabhoiwala

29, Jan, 2021 @8:04 AM

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Dog’s Best Friend by Simon Garfield – our canine fascination
Woof, he’s off again ... a lolloping romp through our obsession with dogs, written with more enthusiasm than organisation

Sam Leith

27, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Dr Jean Dubberley obituary
Other lives: Doctor in family planning and community medicine who played a key role in the campaign for national screening for cervical cancer

Nicola Cutcher

25, Jan, 2021 @6:47 PM

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Everything Must Change! review – the left's big beasts tackle a post-pandemic future
Conversations featuring the likes of Noam Chomsky, Brian Eno and Slavoj Žižek imagine a more communal world after Covid

Tim Adams

25, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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All work and low pay: are we too devoted to our jobs?
Modern-day employment is atomised, casual and unequal and the way we look at it needs to change, argues US author Sarah Jaffe

Tim Adams

24, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Can't Even by Anne Helen Petersen review – genuinely enlightening on the millennial experience
An astute analysis of burnout blames our inhumane form of capitalism rather than the alleged failings of the young

Holly Williams

24, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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