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Your guide to a happy new year by Dawn, Eddie and other celebrity self-help gurus Famous faces, including many comedians with tales of recovery from their own traumas, are dispensing life lessons in the latest publishing trendOnce the post-Christmas slump lifts and 2018 looms, an unprecedented crowd of well-known faces will be waiting
The Guardian | 4 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
PHOTOS: Animals That Could Disappear Because Of Us And the well-being of humans could suffer if the species go extinct. The images are from a new book, 'Endangered,' by Tim Flach.
NPR.org | 16 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Newsbook: Amid California Forest Fires, 3 Books Set Among Flames These books explore historical fires and the lives they have touched.
New York Times | 16 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Gruel, gin and mystery meat: Dickenss Victorian meals in the age of clean eating Many of Charles Dickenss characters struggle to put food on the table they certainly wouldnt turn their noses up at a bit of mould on their adulterated breadIf Charles Dickens is thought of as a food writer at all, it is as the Man Who Invented Christmas
The Guardian | 16 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Internationalists by Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro review the plan to outlaw war A sparkling account of how a colourful cast of lawyers and jurists changed the world order by striving to consign conflict to historyWhen was the last time the United States Congress declared war on anyone? Not this century despite US forces seeing action
The Guardian | 17 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A by Danielle Allen review a heartfelt eulogy There are touching moments in Allens memoir of her young cousin who became a victim of the US prison system but her subject remains frustratingly elusiveIts both known and yet not known enough that the US imprisons more of its population than any other co
The Guardian | 19 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Two views of Jerusalem a short reading list for Donald Trump A collection of poetry and a book of walks round the city might help the US president with his foreign policyDonald Trump is not a great reader. He has said that he does not in fact need to read widely, because he makes decisions based on the knowledge he
The Guardian | 19 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The book that made me a feminist In the week that feminism was declared word of the year by a dictionary, writers including Margaret Atwood, Mary Beard, Naomi Klein, Kamila Shamsie, Jeanette Winterson and others champion the books that first empowered themGrimms Fairy Tales and all the A
The Guardian | 20 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Howard Jacobson: Larry David is a warped version of Don Quixote Where would comedy, or indeed philosophy, be without the easily hurt?The Germans have an expression for that maddening song or melody that invades yourbrain and wont leave it. They call it an Ohrwurm. We translate that as earworm, but the German mor
The Guardian | 20 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography by Walter Isaacson review unparalleled creative genius Flamboyant, illegitimate and self taught, he was unreliable and an unashamed self-publicist. He was also one of the most gifted and inventive men in historyIn 1501, desperate for Leonardo to paint her portrait, the immensely rich Isabella dEste employed a
The Guardian | 20 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend