Open Book with Alan Cartwright on Iron Towns

Mariella Frostrup talks to Alan Cartwright about Iron Towns


The Treatment by Michael Nath review – London's wild side

Partly based on the Stephen Lawrence case, this is an ambitious, darkly comic investigation into cor...

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Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald review – a collection of natural wonders

Essays that test the boundaries of our relationships with animals and, above all, birdsIn the introd...

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Emily Temple on Translating a Decade of Internet Writing into a Debut Novel

For most of my life, I didn’t want to call myself a writer. Not when I was a kid, scribbling at nig...

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning letter describing lonely quarantine up for sale

Auctioneers say 1839 letter to her cousin bemoaning isolation in Torquay, with visitors ‘a thing fo...

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What the Dead Leave Behind: On the Way a Life Can Inhabit a House

I spent a lot of time at my grandparent’s house as a kid. Both have now died, but the house still s...

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Since day one, Donald Trump has been an autocrat in the making

Masha Gessen’s new book, extracted here, looks at a presidency built on a devastating abuse of powe...

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