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John Saturnall's Feast

The village of Buckland, 1625. A boy and his mother run for their lives. Behind them a mob chants of ...

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Matthew Arnold praised the Iliad for its 'nobility', as has everyone ever since -- but ancient critics praised it for ...

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The Genius in my Basement: The Biography of a Happy Man

Alexander Masters tripped over his first subject on a Cambridge pavement, and the result was the award-winning Stuart: A Life ...

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A Bunch of Fives

Since the publication of Four Bare Legs in a Bed, her first collection, Helen Simpson has been hailed as one ...

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By the side of a lake in Brandenburg, a young architect builds the house of his dreams - a summerhouse ...

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The Lighthouse

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