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In brief: High Performance; Luster; A Time Outside This Time – review
Self-help podcasts triumphantly brought to book, Raven Leilani’s insightful portrait of sex, race and the city and Amitava Kumar does battle with fake news

Ben East

09, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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In brief: The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism; The Manningtree Witches; The City of Mist
An impassioned polemic from John Barnes; historical fiction with contemporary relevance; and a parting shot from Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Ben East

14, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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In brief: The Importance of Being Interested; Small Things Like These; Empireland – review
Robin Ince in conversation with scientists, a brave Irish novella from Claire Keegan, and Sathnam Sanghera’s extraordinary exploration of empire

Ben East

17, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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In brief: Hot Stew; Hope Not Fear; The Earthspinner – review
Fiona Mozley’s bawdy Soho follow-up to Elmet, a Syrian refugee’s extraordinary memoir, and east meets west in Anuradha Roy’s latest

Ben East

19, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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In brief: Vuelta Skelter; Anxious People; What Strange Paradise – review
Tim Moore completes his trilogy of cycling’s grand tours, a Swedish hostage drama proves funny and insightful, and a Syrian child refugee finds a friend

Ben East

22, Aug, 2021 @2:00 PM

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In briefs: Homeland Elegies; What You Can See from Here; The Accidental Footballer – review
A twisty tale of Trump’s America, a charmingly strange bestseller, and a surprising sports memoir

Ben East

25, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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In brief: Black Water Sister; Mr Wilder & Me; Teach Yourself to Sleep – reviews
A graduate is haunted by the voice of her grandmother, Jonathan Coe examines fame through a film director, and Kate Mikhail wants to send us to sleep

Ben East

27, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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In brief: Leave the World Behind; The Breakup Monologues; Diving for Pearls – reviews
Hidden pasts in Dubai, locked-down disaster and a frank, enjoyable relationships guide

Ben East

30, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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In brief: Fifty Sounds, The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again, This One Sky Day – reviews
A candid memoir in 50 entries, a darkly fantastical vision of post-Brexit Britain and a lush novel 15 years in the making

Ben East

02, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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In brief: Howul: A Life's Journey; Revolutions; Thinking Again – reviews
David Shannon’s prose shines with sweet innocence, women cycle their way to freedom, and Jan Morris’s spry memoir captures the later days of an incredible life

Ben East

04, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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In brief: Tyll; Silence Is a Sense; The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer – reviews
A jester’s moral crusade in 17th-century Europe; a mute refugee adrift in an English city; and the story of Arthur Conan Doyle and the son of the village vicar

Ben East

07, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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In brief: Gratitude; Icebound; Amnesty – reviews
An elderly woman struggles to make sense of her past; the gripping story of an Arctic explorer; and a humane novel about an ‘illegal alien’

Ben East

10, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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