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Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995, edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe I have decided to leave Oxford as there is no one left in the college with whom I have not sleptSteeple AstonOxfordLondonEnglandEuropeThe WorldDear Pip, Brigid, Michael, Frank, Hal, Raymond, Elias, David et al, Continue reading...
The Guardian | 4 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A word-perfect biography of a great artist Robert Hughess account of the life of Francisco de Goya shows the Australian critic at the height of his powersThe only thing to do on leaving the Goya show at the National Gallery unless you can afford to buy another ticket and go straight back in is to
The Guardian | 5 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams - review The battles and planes and RAF ranks are very well researched, as I didnt know much about the RAF before I read itGrandpas Great Escape is set in a small town near London in the 1980s. Grandpa is beginning to forget more and more and Jack is starting to g
The Guardian | 6 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Speakers Wife review a satire less than its parts Quentin Lettss debut novel is let down by a queasy combination of comic incident and political incorrectnessJournalist Quentin Lettss first foray into fiction is an odd undertaking. One would expect a certain gleeful stereotyping of the iniquities of parl
The Guardian | 7 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Harraga by Boualem Sansal review a darkly humorous portrayal of migration A compelling, and timely, account of harragas north African migrants who flee to Europe illegally and the pain of those left behindHarraga is the Arabic word for a north African migrant who flees to Europe illegally, seeking a better life, and its a word
The Guardian | 9 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Auggie & Me by R. J. Palacio review I read the book quickly, and loved every single second of itI read Wonder when I was nine, a little under two years ago, and I still love it. So when I was given a chance to review a companion to the book I was delighted. More than delighted, I was comple
The Guardian | 9 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Barcelona's Women Make 'The Whispering City' Shine Two academics from Germany, writing as Sara Moliner, have recreated a sepia-toned 1950s Barcelona in this new mystery novel. Critic Bethanne Patrick says City's strength is in its variety of women. | 9 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
What other books might John McDonnell have thrown at George Osborne? The shadow chancellor quoted from Maos Little Red Book in the Commons. Here are some other little booksApocalypse Mao, it was dubbed. The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, was widely mocked last week when, during the spending review debate, he whipped ou
The Guardian | 10 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Why dogs are better than cats in pictures They love you when everyone else thinks youre an idiot and never bear a grudge. Domenica More Gordon explains why dogs are so much better than catsAlso see why cats are better than dogs Continue reading...
The Guardian | 12 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Remix by Non Pratt - review I absolutely loved the short, snappy chapters in different perspectivesTrouble by Non Pratt was definitely one of my top reads of 2014, and I knew that Remix would easily be one of my favourite reads of 2015. It takes you through a spectrum of feelings as
The Guardian | 12 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend