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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 43 No. 13

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The third son of a coalminer, David Storey takes us from his tough upbringing in Wakefield, to being 'sold' to Leeds Rugby League Club, to his escape to the Slade School of Art and his life in post-war London. He describes shocking scenes…

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"Totally riveting. I couldn't put it down" VICTORIA HISLOP"Masterful, original and painfully gripping" PHILIPPE SANDS"A heart-piercingly brilliant book about a woman whose personal life put her in the cross-hairs of history" HADLEY…

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'A withering assault on the murderous regime of Kagame, and a melancholy love song to the last dreams of the African Great Lakes' John Le Carre A new book from the award winning author of In the Footsteps of…

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Known as the "patron saint of all outsiders," Simone Weil (1909-43) was one of the twentieth century's most remarkable thinkers, a philosopher who truly lived by her political and ethical ideals. In a short life framed by the two world…

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'Moving and rich...overflowing with warmth and humanity' The Times In this pioneering work of life-writing and reportage, Anthony DePalma reconstructs the interwoven stories of five ordinary citizens and their families to bring the true…

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The author of The Footnote reflects on scribes, scholars, and the work of publishing during the golden age of the book.From Francis Bacon to Barack Obama, thinkers and political leaders have denounced humanists as obsessively bookish and…

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Since C.H. Sisson's ground-breaking Selected Poems (Carcanet, 1984), Christina Rossetti's readership has burgeoned. Almost a century ago Ford Madox Ford claimed her as 'the most valuable poet that the Victorian age produced', and - as…

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'If the antidote to a year of solitude and trauma is art, then this novel is the answer. It is superb' SUNDAY TIMES…

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A revelatory, explosive new analysis of the military today.…

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A Times Literary Supplement and History Today Book of the Year…

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