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Books | The Flamethrowers

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If I’m completely honest, when I first picked up The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner I was all set for a tale about a crack military squad systematically offing bad guys by burning them to a crisp with jets of flame. Imagine my surprise then when what unfolded was less Great … Read More

Books | Mary Berry's Cookery Course

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As we leave the chaos that is Freshers week, I imagine many hungover Freshers and ex-catered second years are facing a terrifying realisation: takeaways and cold baked beans will not sustain you for an entire year. It’s time to learn how to cook, and I know just the lady to … Read More

Books | How to be an Intellectual – A Freshers Cheats' Guide

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Having fraudulently claimed that you’ve read Anna Karenina and The Communist Manifesto on your UCAS, the reality of a summer void of reading has hit home. Fear not. We’ve complied a Freshers edition of our regular Cheat’s Guide feature, a sure way to impress your peers and trick them into … Read More

Books | EdBookFest: MaddAddam Launch with Margaret Atwood and Claire Armistead

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EdBookFest | Margaret Atwood and Claire Armistead – MaddAddam Launch Yesterday saw Margaret Atwood officially launch ‘MaddAddam’ in conversation with Guardian and Observer Books Editor Claire Armistead, and they discussed both the book and the trilogy that it completes. Along with ‘Oryx and Crake’ and ‘The Year of The Flood’, ‘MaddAddam’ rounds of … Read More

Books | EdBookFest: A Talk with Neil Gaiman and Vicky Featherstone

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EdBookFest | The Child is Father of the Man: celebrating childhood with Neil Gaiman and Vicky Featherstone   A conversation between acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and the Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, Vicky Featherstone, may sound like an event for the theatrical high brow, but was in fact … Read More

Review – ‘A Half Forgotten Song’ by Katherine Webb

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Katherine Webb’s third novel is as enchanting and as deliciously written as her previous. A Half Forgotten Song tells the story of artist and struggling dad Zach, whose fascination with 20th century artist Charles Aubrey lead him to investigate the village of Blacknowle – where Aubrey spent his summers. His … Read More

Interview | Village Books

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Village are a newly established independent art bookstore. Based in the Corn Exchange in Leeds City Centre, the shop also deals in creative magazines and zines, functioning as a small publishing house. Kelechi Anucha caught up with Ben Holmes, one half of the partnership behind the project. ‘I graduated from … Read More

Fashion book club: 5 more stylish titles

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Another top set of fashion books you should be reading right now.

5 fashion books to read now

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In need of a break from textbooks? Kick back with one of these top fashion reads instead.

Books: New Review: A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson

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    The title may suggest a work of non-fiction, and its chapters headed by snippets from a real-life guide, but Suzanne Joinson’s stylish debut is actually a wonderfully literary slip into time. In 1923 Eva, an avid lady cyclist, arrives at the ancient Silk Route city of Kasgar with … Read More