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Double Lives review the mother of all battles for equality Helen McCarthys landmark history of the lives of working mothers highlights the discrimination that remains to this dayIsabel Killick, an impoverished East End tailoress with three children and a sickly husband, appeared before a House of Lords select com
The Guardian | May 31, 2020 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Chiffon Trenches by Andr Leon Talley review the emperor strikes back The former editor-at-large of Vogue dishes the dirt on his old boss Anna Wintour in delightfully over-the-top fashionNot many of us are able to stitch a straight line from the dreams of childhood to our accomplishments as adults. But Andr Leon Talley can.
The Guardian | May 31, 2020 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Stuart Evers: 'We either look into the gutter or at the upper classes' The award-winning novelist on his debt to kitchen-sink dramas, why the family is everyones first taste of politics, and the paranoia of the nuclear ageStuart Everss acclaimed debut collection Ten Stories About Smoking won the London book award in 2011. Hi
The Guardian | May 30, 2020 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hilary Mantel: 'Thomas Cromwell would have locked us down for longer' Wolf Hall author tells online Hay festival that the Tudors were very good at quarantineThomas Cromwell, who lost family members to sweating sickness as the disease spread during his years in King Henry VIIIs court, would have enforced the UK lockdown for
The Guardian | May 30, 2020 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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5 books not to miss: Brit Bennett's 'The Vanishing Half,' migrant story 'The Book of Rosy' Brit Bennett explores race and colorism in her powerful new novel "The Vanishing Half," while "The Book of Rosy" tells a harrowing migrant's story.
USA Today | May 30, 2020 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In 'Humankind,' Rutger Bregman Aims To Convince That Most People Are Good The historian and author of Utopia for Realists says that research shows that "especially in times of crisis, we show our best selves. And we get this explosion of altruism and cooperation." | May 30, 2020 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rutger Bregman On His New Book And Belief In Human Decency NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rutger Bregman about his optimistic new book, "Humankind: A Hopeful History." | May 30, 2020 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Say 'Hello, Neighbor' To This Charming Picture Book About Mister Rogers Our kids' books columnist reports that amidst the messes and fights that result from kids in lockdown, Matthew Cordell's gentle new picture book biography of Mister Rogers has the power to soothe. | May 30, 2020 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Things fall apart': the apocalyptic appeal of WB Yeats's The Second Coming Written 100 years ago, Yeatss poem has been absorbed into the cultural bloodstream from Chinua Achebe to The Sopranos, Joan Didion to Gordon Gecko. Why is it such a touchstone in times of chaos?In April 1936, three years before his death, WB Yeats receive
The Guardian | May 30, 2020 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Childrens books roundup the best new picture books and novels Vanishing acts at a seance, a young environmentalists mission, Noahs ark anchors ashore and moreFor readers of eight-plus this month, The List of Things that Will Not Change (Andersen) from the Newbery-winning author Rebecca Stead follows Bea, a girl adap
The Guardian | May 30, 2020 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend