Thomas Hardy

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The importance of using the right language | Letters
Letters: Kevin Harper on the need to use plain English, and Peter Branston on new language and Thomas Hardy


06, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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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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A bridge too far for the renaming game? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Teachers and coronavirus | Honours and Spike Milligan | Art quiz | World leaders | Severn Bridge


01, Jan, 2021 @5:26 PM

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The return of Thomas Hardy's favourite haunt, the King's Arms, Dorchester – review
This newly-restored 16th-century hotel and inn, immortalised by the novelist, had a rocky start due to the pandemic. But, unlike most of his stories, there is hope of a happy ending

Lesley Gillilan

03, Dec, 2020 @12:40 PM

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Top 10 books about consent
From Thomas Hardy to Kristen Roupenian, literature offers a changing map of the treacherous terrain of sexual relationships

Mia Levitin

25, Nov, 2020 @10:36 AM

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David Nicholls: 'Gifting books feels like changing the music at someone else’s party'
The author and screenwriter on being inspired by Tess of the D’Urbervilles, feeling gloomy over Moomins and rereading Franny and Zooey

David Nicholls

10, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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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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Sally Rooney: 'I want the next thing I do to be the best thing I’ve ever done'
The Normal People author on the joy of Jeeves and the influence of JD Salinger’s Franny and Zooey

Sally Rooney

17, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Discovery of letters shines light on Thomas Hardy's second marriage
Author’s second wife, Florence Dugdale, tells of celebrity pressures, and joy at living with ‘one of the kindest men in the world’

Steven Morris

01, Apr, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Keep spreading the marmalade thickly | Brief letters
Brief letters: Marmalade| Glow-worms | Brexit | Toilet roll shortages


27, Mar, 2020 @5:50 PM

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Genius and Ink by Virginia Woolf review – essays on ‘how to read’
How did the young critic Virginia Woolf become the famous novelist? This book provides an answer

Aida Edemariam

21, Dec, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Jude review – Hardy's hero becomes a Syrian refugee in Howard Brenton's reworking
Brenton’s ambitious but muddled new drama follows a gifted young Syrian woman who attracts the attentions of an Oxford classicist, Euripides and MI5

Michael Billington

05, May, 2019 @10:26 AM

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