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The Stranger's Child

In the late summer of 1913 the aristocratic young poet Cecil Valance comes to stay at ‘Two Acres’, the home ...

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The Love-charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War

When the first bombs fell on London in August 1940, the city was transformed overnight into a battlefront. For most ...

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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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The Art of Fielding

In The Art of Fielding, we see young men who know that their four years on the baseball diamond at ...

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