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The Horseman by Tim Pears review a wise coming-of-age tale A boy and girl bridge the class divide through their love for horses in this moving novel set on an Edwardian country estateTwelve-year-old Leopold Sercombe lives on the Devon-Somerset border with his family, all of whom are employed on the local country
The Guardian | 19 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon by Rachel Reeves review This biography of Labours champion of comprehensive schools reveals a woman who was loyal to her party and passionate about her constituents concernsPoliticians in opposition writing political biographies is a distinct sub-genre: Roy Jenkins on Asquith, W
The Guardian | 20 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Amartya Sen: Referendums are like opinion polls. Sometimes theyre very wrong As a new edition of his pioneering 1970 book Collective Choice and Social Welfare is published, the economist talks Brexit, Trump and real newsAmartya Sen is one of the worlds greatest living economists. Scarred by witnessing at first hand the life-and-de
The Guardian | 21 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming review The miraculous tale of a Syrian refugee rescued from the waves loses its power in the tellingMelissa Fleming, chief spokesperson of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has clearly been tussling with the questions that those who work with refugees tend
The Guardian | 21 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Is All About Olaf Unlike the 2004 Jim Carrey film, the Netflix series nails the darkly whimsical tone of the children's books on which it's based; Neil Patrick Harris is a big reason for that.
NPR.org | 21 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes review This history of the queen of cities through the ages is important, entertaining and impressively researchedCities all rise and fall, wrote the French author Pierre Gilles in the 16th century. Except one. Constantinople alone seems to claim a kind of immor
The Guardian | 21 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Paul Beatty: For me, Trumps America has always existed Booker prize winner says presidents rise is not a shock and race relations have improved very little, even under ObamaWhen Donald Trump was being inaugurated, Paul Beatty was lying in bed with his wife, groggy with medication halfway around the world, in
The Guardian | Jan 22, 2017 12:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
People, the final frontier: how sci-fi is taking on the human condition The latest films and books in the genre focus on relationships as much as outer space thanks to the Tim Peake effectCall it the Tim Peake effect. Science fiction has always been as much about the human condition as saving the world from an alien invasion,
The Guardian | Jan 21, 2017 10:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New book goes inside Silicon Valley, where money can't buy cool Alexandra Wolfe's new book is called 'Valley of the Gods.'
USA Today | Jan 21, 2017 7:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Human Acts' Tries To Reconcile Bloody Human Impulses In Han Kang's sharp, almost painfully sensitive new novel, set during and after South Korea's 1980 Gwangju student uprising, people spill blood but they also brave death to donate it.
NPR.org | Jan 21, 2017 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend