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Four more Liverpool libraries face closure in fresh round of cuts While the city council struggles to maintain services as budgets fall, mayor announces it is likely that additional branches will be wound upUp to four libraries could close in Liverpool, as the city council takes the scalpel to budgets in the latest batt
The Guardian | 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week? Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of themAre you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooksScroll down for our favourite literary linksRead more Tips, links and sugg
The Guardian | 2 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sexism in science has roots in Victorian whispering campaigns, claims new book Jealous rivals rumours about the supposed effeminacy of popular figures such as Humphry Davy left an enduring legacy, says Dr Heather Ellis Jealous rivals attempts to destroy 19th-century chemist Sir Humphry Davys popularity by insinuating he was gay have
The Guardian | 2 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Poem of the week: No Moose by Mark Waldron The engaging surrealism of an extremely incongruous visitor to a chip shop gives way to a distinctly grim sense of a narrow and unimaginative social worldNo MooseAn English seaside town at dusk, warmthradiated by the stone buildings, warmthemerges like su
The Guardian | 5 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
From Frankenstein to feminism: how electricity powered our imaginations A new exhibition charts the changing place of electricity in our lives, our homes and in literatureImagine an invisible power. A force that can affect the world at a great distance, cause damage and healing, bring objects to you, show you images of farawa
The Guardian | 6 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound review Daniel Swifts account of the disgraced poets years in a mental hospital is enthralling but leaves us little wiser as to his state of mindThe psychodrama surrounding one of Americas greatest 20th century poets during, and immediately after, the second worl
The Guardian | 6 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The 100 best nonfiction books: No 55 Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S Grant The civil war general turned president was a reluctant author, but set the gold standard for presidential memoirsAccording to Mark Twain, these are the best [memoirs] of any generals since Caesar, but we have to take that verdict with a pinch of salt: Twa
The Guardian | 11 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Theresa May: The Enigmatic Prime Minister by Rosa Prince digested read Id better not say how boring she was at Oxford, says a cabinet colleague, in case I get sackedIt was 10am on Monday 11 July 2016 and Theresa May was preparing to launch her leadership campaign in Birmingham when Fiona Hill entered the room where she was s
The Guardian | Feb 19, 2017 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson review suspense in 60s Suffolk Patricia Highsmith is involved with a married woman in this fascinating fictional biography of the late writerIve been fending off would-be biographers for a while. Why cant they wait until Im dead? So asks Patricia Highsmith in Jill Dawsons fictional bio
The Guardian | Feb 19, 2017 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Imagining The Present As The Future Of The 1950s Elan Mastai grew up fascinated by the 1950s sci-fi books. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his novel All Our Wrong Todays that imagines a world with jet packs and flying cars.
NPR.org | Feb 19, 2017 12:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend