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How to Be a Woman

There’s never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven’t ...

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The Last Days of Detroit: Motor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial Giant

By the end of the nineteenth century, Detroit, founded by the French as a fur-trading post, was thriving. In 1913 ...

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Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour

Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible in The Big Short, Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get ...

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She Left Me the Gun

When Emma Brockes was ten years old, her mother said 'One day I will tell you the story of my ...

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Country Girl

Born in Ireland in 1930 and driven into exile after publication of her controversial first novel, The Country Girls, O'Brien ...

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Waiting to Be Heard

Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit. In the fall of ...

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