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Patient 1 by Charlotte Raven review – life with the ‘mourning’ illness
The journalist’s blog about living with Huntington’s disease has become a fragmentary but insightful memoir

Stephanie Merritt

15, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Halloween shows us you can’t keep a good ghost down. And nor should you | Stephanie Merritt
The ghost story is enjoying a revival. No wonder – we’re hardly short of repressed fears to turn into fiction

Stephanie Merritt

31, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Life Without Children by Roddy Doyle review – frustrated lives in lockdown
In these emotionally charged short stories, Doyle explores love, resentment and connection through the eye of the pandemic

Stephanie Merritt

17, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki review – the story of Oh
Addressing everything from global heating to mental illness, the A Tale for the Time Being author’s latest is big, bold – and narrated by a book

Stephanie Merritt

10, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Survivors by Alex Schulman review – bloody family reunion
The Swedish writer’s international debut novel uses a tricksy narrative structure to tackle the meeting of three brothers driven apart by tragedy

Stephanie Merritt

03, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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And Away… review – how Bob Mortimer went from sidekick to standalone
An often moving memoir examines the comedian’s unlikely journey from Big Nights Out to riverbank ruminations with Paul Whitehouse

Stephanie Merritt

26, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks review – the collective trauma of a continent
The second novel in the author’s Austrian trilogy is a melancholic tale of lost love and reflection set between the wars

Stephanie Merritt

20, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Mrs March by Virginia Feito review – super woman’s world unravels
An author’s wife sinks into paranoid fantasy after a social slight in an accomplished comedy-horror too arch for its own good

Stephanie Merritt

05, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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12 Bytes by Jeanette Winterson review – engaging history of technological progress
Whether examining sex dolls or transhumanism, the novelist brings her skill as a storyteller to these ambitious, hugely entertaining essays

Stephanie Merritt

02, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Animal by Lisa Taddeo review – dangerous liaisons in Los Angeles
A damaged woman embarks on a sexual odyssey in this visceral exploration of empowerment and consent

Stephanie Merritt

12, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Authority Gap by Mary Ann Sieghart review – mocked, patronised and still paid less than men
Drawing on a wealth of research, Sieghart explores the unconscious bias that results in the belittling and marginalising of half the population from infancy

Stephanie Merritt

05, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Black and Blue by Parm Sandhu review – home truths about life in the Met
The police force’s former highest ranked BAME officer tells of her 30-year fight against entrenched racism and sexism

Stephanie Merritt

20, Jun, 2021 @2:00 PM

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