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'Meat Cake Bible' Is Packed With Frills, Chills And ... Pez? Graphic artist, fortuneteller, musician and mischief maker Dame Darcy published the comic Meat Cake from 1993 to 2008. This new compilation is packed full of all the things that obsessed her.
NPR.org | 4 hours ago | comment? | recommend
What College Freshmen Are Reading Book programs for freshmen or a whole campus or community are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at nine U.S. schools range from memoirs to political advice from 64 B.C.
NPR.org | 4 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
PO Enquist: An upbringing like mine marks you like a branding iron Swedish author Per Olov Enquist talks about his pious childhood near the Arctic Circle and his latest novel, shaped by his early lifeThere have been a number of books in recent years in which old men look back from literary eminence to the sexual exciteme
The Guardian | 5 hours ago | comment? | recommend
The Saturday poem: The Will by Bernard ODonoghueWhen they discovered that my grandfatherwas going, unexpectedly, to die youngof meningitis, they naturally set aboutensuring that his wife would not inheritthe farm. They assembled a group of solid men as they might have for the thresh
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AL Kennedy: As payments plummet, Im back on the road as much as I was when I started out The Man Booker longlisted author on working in the chaos of a new house, making ends meet and the rare joy of writing in a first-class carriage After a while, there isno typical day. There are very few days even close tobeing typical or useful
The Guardian | 6 hours ago | comment? | recommend
The best new childrens books for the summer From rebellious frogs and cheetahs on fajitas, to feline fantasy and high-concept dystopia picture books and novels for all agesThere is no need for asummer reading slump this year: Julysnew crop offers everything from the thoughtful and trans
The Guardian | 7 hours ago | comment? | recommend
It still amazes me that we were there: Blake Morrison on watching the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley, 50 years ago When his dad wangled tickets to the final, the author made the long trip from Yorkshire to Wembley. He recalls the nerves, the atmosphere and a lingering sense of injusticeBlake Morrisons 1966 World Cup final programme in picturesMy dad and I had no right
The Guardian | 8 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Dadland by Keggie Carew review retrieving the life of a remarkable man Tom Carew was a war hero and an unconventional father with heaps of charm. When he began to lose his memory, his daughter set out to write this fascinating memoirTom Carew was 24 when he parachuted into Nazi-occupied France under the cover of night. He wa
The Guardian | 8 hours ago | comment? | recommend
The 1966 World Cup final programme in pictures When Blake Morrisons father bought the 1966 World Cup final programme for two shillings and sixpence he said it might be worth something but 50 years later, Morrison is holding tight to his, if only because of the adverts, most of them for cigarettes and
The Guardian | 8 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Fell by Jenn Ashworth review healings and hauntings Past and present mingle in this dark, compelling tale set amid the mudflats of Morecambe BayThe edgelands of England are strange, amorphous places; constantly shifting as sand, wind and water transform what was known yesterday (or even an hour ago) into s
The Guardian | 8 hours, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend