Thomas Hardy

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Country diary: We rise and fall with the treecreepers outside
Yr Elenydd, Ceredigion: In a tiny chapel I sit among the devout, one eye on the window

Jim Perrin

14, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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The Chosen by Elizabeth Lowry review – Thomas Hardy in mourning
A remarkable portrait of the remorse that followed a difficult marriage, and gave birth to great poetry

Alexandra Harris

12, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Top 10 difficult marriages in fiction
Whether they induce schadenfreude or pangs of recognition, mismatched couples have inspired brilliant novels by authors from Evelyn Waugh to Jean Rhys

Elizabeth Lowry

06, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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And did those feet: 10 walks inspired by famous poets
Matching rich verse with great scenery, these strolls follow in the footsteps of some of our greatest wordsmiths, from William Blake to Carol Ann Duffy

Kevin Rushby

03, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 Christmas poems | Allie Esiri
Poets from Thomas Hardy to TS Eliot and Wendy Cope articulate the wonder – and dread – of the festive season

Allie Esiri

22, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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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

Letters

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

Letters

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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