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From John Fowles with love: how the authors first true romance and lost poem came to light In 1951 John Fowles was an assistant teacher at Poitiers University when he fell seriously in love for the first time. More than 60 years on, Mike Abbott meets the student he fell for and uncovers the unpublished poem he wrote for herJohn Fowles died 10 y
The Guardian | Aug 1, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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How to create a toucan collage With no words at all, Italian illustrator Oscar Sabini teaches you how to create a colourful and crazily cute collage of a toucanOscar Sabinis book Paper Zoo has six more collage creations to share! Continue reading...
The Guardian | Aug 1, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
It's About Love by Steven Camden review I dont like romantic stories. But the blurb seemed different to what I expected. And wow, its not JUST about loveI was a little doubtful when I read the title for this book, because I dont like romantic stories. But the blurb seemed different to what I ex
The Guardian | Aug 1, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine review a bittersweet reunion A beautifully written story about the joy and sadness of a dying fathers relationship with his daughterIris, the 16-year-old kleptomaniac narrator in Jenny Valentines fifth novel, is overcome with excitement whenever she sees an unstruck match, a humble t
The Guardian | Aug 1, 2015 07:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Etgar Keret: Israelis boycott me as a traitor, and foreigners because Im Israeli The short story and essay writer on war, parenthood and the difficulties faced by the Israeli leftThe title of the Israeli writer Etgar Kerets new collection of essays, TheSeven Good Years, comes from the biblical story of the Pharaohs dream. One ni
The Guardian | Aug 1, 2015 06:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto review savagery and spirits in Mozambique A hunt for a man-eating predator illuminates a country overshadowed by its violent pastEver present in Mia Coutos work is the burden of Mozambiques recent past, the weight of memory that three decades of civil war impose on a population. With storylines a
The Guardian | Aug 1, 2015 05:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Beautiful Question: Finding Natures Deep Design by Frank Wilczek review A Nobel prizewinners account of the grandest achievement of human thought and strivingLeading scientists often talk about science in ways that are patently unscientific. In his new book, the Nobel prizewinning American theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek
The Guardian | Aug 1, 2015 05:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: 'The Conservative Heart' Arthur C. Brooks discusses “The Conservative Heart,” and Susan Southard talks about “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War.”
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 11:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
British Library awarded Grade I-listed building status Structure once called one of the ugliest buildings in the world in parliament and denounced by Prince Charles now one of Englands finest modern buildingsThe British Library, once denounced by Prince Charles as a building suiting an academy for secret poli
The Guardian | Jul 31, 2015 11:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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NPR's literary critic Alan Cheuse dies NPR's literary critic Alan Cheuse dies from injuries in car accident.
USA Today | Jul 31, 2015 10:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend