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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 44 No. 12

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'One November evening in 1925, two young women from London arrived at the village of Chaldon, in Dorset. They brought with them two suitcases, a gramophone, and a wooden boxful of records; the bare necessities. Both wore trousers and had…

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Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021'To compare any book to a Sacks is unfair, but this one lives up to it . . . I finished it feeling thrillingly unsettled, and wishing there was more.' James McConnachie, Sunday…

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It's in our instant noodles and chocolate bars, our lipsticks and fuel tanks. But what even is palm oil, and how has it come to dominate our lives so completely? Jocelyn C. Zuckerman travels across four continents and back two centuries to…

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* AN OBSERVER DEBUT NOVELIST FOR 2022 *…

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A Financial Times Book to Read in 2022…

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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION*'Like an Albanian Educated but so much more. . . Funny, moving but also deadly serious' David RuncimanAn engrossing, unforgettable story of coming of age amid political upheaval'I…

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'A great shout of life and individuality ... an act of defiance that gladdens the soul' Guardian Lolly Willowes, so gentle and accommodating, has depths no one suspects. When she suddenly announces that she is leaving London and moving,…

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