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A Good Time to Be a Girl review Helena Morrisseys gentle manifesto for change The City superwomans grand plan for greater diversity in the workplace is often disappointingly conservativeHelena Morrissey is different. She stands out in ways that are obvious she has nine children and works in the senior echelons of the City and ways
The Guardian | 13 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Building and Dwelling by Richard Sennett review sharp insights With more than half the global population living in cities, the authors observations on urban planning and street life are timely and engagingThere is a thriving line of business, in publishing, architecture and academe, in talking about something called
The Guardian | 14 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Paul Mason: five books to understand the left From the charge against neoliberalism to the manifesto that inspired activists to join labour Paul Mason on the books that explain the left todayFrom the end of the miners strike to the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the left in Britain stumbled from one na
The Guardian | 15 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Copies of Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein text to be published Shelley spent nine months by Lake Geneva writing the story of the bringing to life of a monster Percy Shelleys correction of Mary Shelleys misspelling of igmmatic in the notebooks in which she scrawled the story of Frankenstein enigmatic o you pretty Peck
The Guardian | 15 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Jackie French on writing for children: 'We owe it to kids not to depress them' The author, who writes for both children and adults, says kids are more deeply interested in moral issues and get extremely upset if injustice rulesWhen I was nine, for the briefest of moments, Australian author Jackie French was my pen pal. Id just finis
The Guardian | 20 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Only Child': A Story of Loss, Grief And Hope Rhiannon Navin's Only Child, a novel about the aftermath of a school shooting came out shortly before a fatal school shooting in Florida. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Navin about overcoming tragedy.
NPR.org | 22 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Wallis in Love: The Untold True Passion of the Duchess of Windsor by Andrew Morton digested read There is no reason to suggest she was a lesbian. I merely mention it as a way of getting your attentionThis is the untold story of the Duchess of Windsor. Providing you skip past the stories that have already been told many times over. Wallis Simpson is p
The Guardian | Feb 18, 2018 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Inside the Fevered Minds of Sports Fans To write “Superfans,” George Dohrmann spoke to everyday fans, academics and scientists about what it is that drives our vicarious competitive mania.
New York Times | Feb 18, 2018 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Manuscripts' Encourages Readers To Approach The Bible Like A Novel The Bible's famous verse and chapter structure is relatively recent and surprisingly unpopular. And a new version out now aims to make it more approachable by structuring it like any other book.
NPR.org | Feb 18, 2018 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Dreadful Young Ladies And Other Stories' From A Self-Proclaimed 'Strange Woman' NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill about Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories, her new collection of dark, whimsical fantasies.
NPR.org | Feb 18, 2018 1:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend