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Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks digested read After we came back from the moon, we all went home for some nice apple pie. Whoopety-doodah-dayThree Exhausting WeeksAnna and I were rummaging through some old typewriters in a secondhand store as a gift for MDash, a sub-Saharan immigrant who was about to
The Guardian | 3 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Cover stories: beautiful book-jacket designs in pictures A new collection of classic illustrations highlights the timeless appeal of dust jacketsMartin Salisbury on the lasting value of book covers Continue reading...
The Guardian | 9 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The persuasive art of the dust jacket Book covers have long been a source of artistic quality and, in the age of Kindle, are reintroducing more and more of us to the pleasures of traditional reading Click here to view of gallery of of images from The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970When the
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Philip Pullman Returns To The Dark Materials Universe In A New Prequel Er, 'Equel' The fantasy world of the author's His Dark Materials series is back in The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. It's the first entry in a new trilogy.
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No One's Hands Are Clean In 'The Butchering Art' Lindsey Fitzharris' new book about the horrors of Victorian medicine and the introduction of antisepsis is a vital, effective history but perhaps you shouldn't read it with a full stomach.
NPR.org | 15 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Who wrote Mrs Osmond? John Banville on writing a sequel to The Portrait of a Lady It did seem that I might be a character in one of the Masters tales of the uncanny the author recounts how his follow-up to Henry Jamess classic came into beingI embarked on the writing of Mrs Osmond, a sequel, more or less well, rather more than less to
The Guardian | 16 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Andrew Michael Hurley: Some days I dont look up until my wife texts to tell me to eat The author of The Loney on his not-so-Scandi-neat study, why he feels guilty going for a walk and what humans will look like in a thousand yearsWatching the morning travel updates on the news as the rest of the family gets ready to leave, Im grateful that
The Guardian | 17 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Fox 8 by George Saunders: a fantastical tale from the Man Booker winner This week the master of the short story won the Booker for Lincoln in the Bardo. Fox 8 is a heartfelt letter to YumansDeer Reeder:First may I say, sorry for any werds I spel rong. Because I am a fox! So dont rite or spel perfect. But here is how Ile
The Guardian | 18 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Revolution of Feeling by Rachel Hewitt review the anguish of failed utopians A daring history of Mary Wollstonecraft and other 1790s radicals suggests this was the decade that forged the modern mindIn 1794 Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey set out to save the human race. By establishing a small political community in whic
The Guardian | 18 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The next time Jacob Rees-Mogg is given screen time, I will break the television Jacob Rees-Mogg is not only, by self-definition, a democrat, he is also a mind-readerMy wife has taken to keeping Lucretiuss On The Nature Of Things byher bedside. I dont know what this signifies, but Ive responded with Senecas Moral And Political E
The Guardian | 19 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend