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In brief: Every Good Boy Does Fine; Islanders; Sentient – review

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Jeremy DenkPicador, £20, pp384 Denk is one of America’s most celebrated classical pianists. In this illuminating and wise memoir, he charts his journey from schoolboy prodigy through years of gruelling study to his ev...

In brief: Hell’s Half Acre; The House With the Golden Door; Great Circle – review

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Susan JonusasScribner, £16.99, pp332 In Kansas in 1873, a remote cabin was found with the bloody remains of dismembered bodies buried around it. The blame was attached to a family who had lived there, the Benders, 和...

Boris Johnson has his umbilicus in a twist

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I see Boris Johnson called a JCB factory in India a “living, breathing incarnation of the umbilicus between the UK and India” (Outcry in India as Boris Johnson visits JCB plant amid demolitions row, 21 四月). This is...

Wordle tips from me and Grandma

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Kamala Harris suggests “notes” as a starting word (Notes on a Wordle: Kamala Harris describes love for online word game, 18 四月). My grandma and I use “audio”, because it has four vowels. If “audio” has no letters i...

In brief: Constable: A Portrait; Wivenhoe; The Enemy Within – reviews

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James HamiltonWeidenfeld & Nicolson, £25, pp472 This well researched and illuminating biography of the artist John Constable reclaims him from the chocolate-box conservatism to which he has been consigned. James H...

In brief: Stewkey Blues; Birds and Us; Lives of Houses – reviews

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DJ TaylorSalt Publishing, £9.99, pp176 Famed though it is for its flatness, Norfolk is a county of manifold aspects, many of which are captured in these sharp, subtle new stories by native son DJ Taylor. They all emer...

Bowled over by the cricketing genius of Shane Warne

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Andy Bull’s comment on Shane Warne is the best obituary quote ever: “It didn’t matter whether you knew his leg-break from his googly, or his flipper, top-spinner, slider, or zooter for that matter … In fact, it meant ...

A time when Britain welcomed refugees

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Zuzana Crouch (字母, 28 二月) relates how she was welcomed with generosity, kindness and compassion when she was a refugee from Prague in 1968. The difference between then and now? A Labour government.Ken Vines...

In brief: Tell Me How to Be; The Go-Between; Time Song: Searching for Doggerland – review

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Neel PatelTrapeze, £14.99, pp336 A fresh take on the split-perspective novel, Patel’s debut is written in short, sharp chapters narrated by Akash and his mother, Renu, both of whom are trying to work out their place ...

Walk Me to the Corner by Anneli Furmark review – Brief Encounter for the digital age

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Elise, a fiftysomething writer, has work that she enjoys, a husband of 23 years with whom she is “uncommonly happy”, and two grownup sons. If her life is uneventful, it’s also replete; she is content and (this is the ...

No fast fashion in a lifetime of thrift

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I envy Laura Snapes’ list of clothiers (Ditching fast fashion has been easier and more fun than I ever imagined, 29 十二月). As a child I was dressed in my older siblings’ hand-me-downs, then I clothed myself from c...

Liz Truss to take on Brexit brief after David Frost resignation

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The foreign secretary, 丽兹桁架, is to take over responsibility for the UK’s relationship with the EU after the Brexit minister David Frost’s resignation, 唐宁街说. She will be adding ministerial respo...

Interview series is a December delight

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George Clooney on Friday, Mel Brooks on Saturday, Chris Noth on Monday – this series of interviews by Hadley Freeman is almost as life-enhancing as our street’s advent windows. Claudia JonesOxford In the mid-1960s, 我...

Bulb chief used government advisory role to ‘brief against’ rivals

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Collapsed energy supplier Bulb Energy appears to have used its role advising ministers on green business to exaggerate its own environmental credentials, while playing down rivals’ progress. Bulb’s chief executive, H...

When polos are a pain in the neck

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Much as I loved wearing polo necks up to a few years ago (Succession dressing: how the polo neck came back in style, 29 十月), I no longer want to wear them because they form a backdrop for drawing attention to my ...

When retiring ‘early’ is the best medicine

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When I retired from general practice six years ago aged 60, I was often asked when I had made this decision, and my answer was always: “The day I started work.” I believe 60 is a reasonable retirement age for any high...

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