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Neal Ascherson: White Sheep at Rest

How​ did the Duke of Cumberland become the ‘Butcher’ of Culloden? Before and immediately after that battle, he was adored as the saviour of Hanoverian Britain from Jacobites and...

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Two timely books – by Anthony Seldon and Mark Garnett – make us think about what it takes to be a ...

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You can read or write a book from home just fine. Publishing one, however, remains a very social act...

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As Russia wages war, the historian Orlando Figes offers a guide to the literature that illuminates t...

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The story of how the US failed in its mission to eradicate chemical weapons in Syria, which descende...

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Poetry Books for Beginners, Haters, or the Utterly Confused

A collection of poetry books for beginners, those who hate the genre, and those who just don't "get ...

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