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Gainsborough by James Hamilton review the painters secret sauciness An astute biography casts a new light on famous paintings and underlines the importance of the artists risque private lifeThomas Gainsboroughs early masterpiece, Mrand Mrs Andrews (c1750), has long been read as a celebration of that pivotal moment i
The Guardian | 1 hour, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'I already feel like I've won': Fiona Mozley, the new face on the Booker longlist Catapulted from anonymity to literary stardom, the 29-year-old from York talks about her sylvan debut novel, Elmet, and how it was fuelled by her anger at northern povertyFiona Mozley was sitting in a cafe when she heard the news. She had been out walking
The Guardian | 2 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz review what internet searches reveal Do web porn clicks deliver data that Freud and Foucault would have drooled over, or are we not as weird as our online behaviour suggests?Seth Stephens-Davidowitz wanted to call his new book How Big Is My Penis?, but his publishers demurred. He settled for
The Guardian | 3 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Books of The Times: A Personal, Breezy Tour of Classic Children's Books In “Wild Things,” Bruce Handy curates passages from his favorite books for kids, allowing readers both literary pleasure and a kind of time travel.
New York Times | 12 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Sketchbook / Graphic Review: Jillian Tamaki on 'The Sky Is Falling' Jillian Tamaki revisits “The Sky Is Falling,” the children's classic about British children evacuated to Canada during World War II.
New York Times | 12 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
3 Romances For Your August Escape The lazy days of August call for getaway reading, so we've got three romances that'll take you from old China to the small-town South, featuring couples who learn love is closer than they think. | 16 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Book Buzz: Memoir 'The Glass Castle' cracks No. 1 ceiling Jeannette Wall's memoir of her childhood hits No. 1
USA Today | 17 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Authors voice fury at Russian publisher cutting gay scene from novel Author VE Schwab devastated after discovering a storyline was cut without her permission in Russia, where LGBT books are regularly shrinkwrappedVE Schwabs Shades of Magic series follows the story of the magician Kell, a traveller with the ability to move
The Guardian | 19 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Locals by Jonathan Dee review lost in the heart of America A moneyed interloper muscles in on a small Massachusetts town in an allegory of US politics that confounds expectationsThe town of Howland sits amid the wooded hills of south-western Massachusetts. To reach it from Manhattan, one must first ride the commu
The Guardian | 19 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Top 10 twists in fiction Court dramas, classic mysteries and bloody crimes ... from Du Maurier to Lehane, Sophie Hannah chooses her favourite twists in novels (or does she?)There are no spoilers in this article, but we cant guarantee the commentsThe word twist exerts a strange po
The Guardian | 21 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend