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Top 10 cats in literature From riddlers to reincarnated geniuses and fine artists, author Lynne Truss selects fictional felines who show why its worth risking ones reputation to write about themA couple of months after I took up my post as literary editor of the Listener in the au
The Guardian | 3 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Rebecca Solnit's Hope in the Dark sells out after Trump victory Feminist activists manifesto for an alternative to the certainty of both optimists and pessimists, originally published in Bush years, sees huge rise in salesRebecca Solnits political manifesto, published to encourage activists while George W Bush waged w
The Guardian | 4 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The month in comics: a hot neon safari into the world of roller derby A new strip centres around the fast, furious and female-focused sport, plus the sharksploitation legend that is Hook Jaw returns To the uninitiated, the argy-bargy world of roller derby can look too fast, too furious: a contact sport conducted at the velo
The Guardian | 7 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Diary of a Wartime Affair review an intimate account of adultery The diary of Doreen Bates, edited by her children, gives an unusually exact view of private life in the 1930s and 40sIn October 1933, the 39-year-old civil servant Bill Evans informed his 27-year-old colleague Doreen Bates that she had the most fascinatin
The Guardian | 7 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Authors, rock stars and one Doctor Who among artists in illustration auction Classic works by Quentin Blake and images from Eric Clapton, Brian Eno and Peter Capaldi are among 40 works being sold to raise money for London galleryAutobiographical drawings by Brian Eno, Eric Clapton and Peter Capaldi will join work by more tradition
The Guardian | 8 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance review does this memoir really explain Trumps victory? One of the standout successes of 2016, Vances account of his white working-class origins should be treated with caution by commentatorsSome books stand alone, while others are almost impossible to assess outside the political and cultural debates of their
The Guardian | 9 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Top 10 travel books for Christmas Travel books broaden the mind and provide inspiration for your own dream trip. From beautiful photography books to daring and sometimes madcap adventures all these make perfect presents We all like to imagine our travels have greater meaning, but travel w
The Guardian | 9 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Are You Of Two Minds? Michael Lewis' New Book Explores How We Make Decisions The Undoing Project tells the story of two Israeli psychologists who made some surprising discoveries about the way people think. According to the Moneyball author, it's all about framing.
NPR.org | 17 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Today Will Be Different' Tackles Parenting Fatigue And Middle-Aged Marriage Maria Semple's new comic novel is about a stressed-out wife and mother who starts every day with a mantra. She tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger that the book was inspired by her own experiences as a mom.
NPR.org | 22 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
Fidel Castro worked on Gabriel Garca Mrquez's manuscripts The Nobel laureate sent the Cuban dictator all of his books and received his factual and grammatical notes before submitting them to his publisherFeted as a revolutionary hero and demonised as an enemy of the free world, Fidel Castro also played an unexpe
The Guardian | Dec 6, 2016 4:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend