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'A lightbulb went on - I had the location for a sex scene': Louise Doughty on Apple Tree Yard
Discovering a hiding place for her lovers in the Houses of Parliament gave the writer the ‘big bang’ moment she needed

Louise Doughty

16, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Christmas book clinic special – our experts’ gift ideas
From medical memoirs to bittersweet romance, short stories to gay histories, our panel offer their recommendations

Emma Donoghue, Andrew Rawnsley, Jasbinder Bilan, Kit de Waal, Kate Clanchy, Konnie Huq, Petina Gappah, Philip Hensher, Eoin Colfer, Louise Doughty, Rachel Clarke, Charles Foster

07, Dec, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Louise Doughty on Melton Mowbray: ‘My grandparents’ gazes met across a pie’
The author recalls how the pork pie shaped her family and memories of reading the Narnia books in her den

Louise Doughty

14, Sep, 2019 @11:00 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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Book clinic: what should I read to help fix a broken heart?
Novelist Louise Doughty recommends books to help you mend the cracks and move on

Louise Doughty

31, Mar, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Letter to Louis by Alison White review – the courage of care
Alison White’s account of raising a child with cerebral palsy offers an essential insight into the lives of carers

Louise Doughty

16, Jan, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller review – a family in deep water
A missing mother’s letters offer her daughter clues to the past in this poignant multilayered tale of love and loss

Louise Doughty

27, Jan, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Ten Days by Gillian Slovo review – a powerful response to the English riots
Slovo’s experience of theatre brilliantly informs this timely thriller about devious politicians, tensions in the Met and anger on the streets

Louise Doughty

10, Mar, 2016 @9:00 AM

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The Desmond Elliott prize reminds us that authors need long-term support
With her prizewinning debut, Claire Fuller could be following in the footsteps of Ian Rankin and Hilary Mantel who found success with their later work – but only with the support of her publisher

Louise Doughty

03, Jul, 2015 @1:22 PM

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The Crooked House by Christobel Kent review – ‘spooky, gripping and affecting’
Anonymity can’t conceal a young woman’s return to the town in which her family was murdered. By Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty

22, Jan, 2015 @9:00 AM

The 10 best courtroom dramas

Author Louise Doughty chooses her favourite courtroom dramas, from Oedipus Rex to To Kill a Mockingbird

Louise Doughty

14, Feb, 2014 @12:00 PM

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The Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith – review

Zadie Smith manages to shrink the novel yet create a poised, vibrant world in just 69 pages, writes Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty

04, Nov, 2013 @7:31 AM

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