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Mission to Paris

Frederic Stahl, a Hollywood film star, travels from Beverly Hills to the boulevards of Paris. It is a dangerous,difficult, seductive ...

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The Sex Myth: Why Everything We're Told is Wrong

Is there any truth to the epidemic of sex addiction? Are our children really getting sexualised younger? Are men the ...

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What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Is it ethical to pay people to test ...

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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything

What's the difference between translating unprepared natural speech, and translating Madame Bovary? How do you translate a joke? What's the ...

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Joseph Anton

On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been ...

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The Greatcoat

A chilling and atmospheric ghost story by the Orange-prize-winning Helen Dunmore.

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