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John Burton obituary

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John Burton, who has died aged 78, was no ordinary conservationist. Radical, visionary and inspirational, he challenged the usual approaches to saving wild creatures and their habitats through his creation of the Worl...

Greek Myths: A New Retelling by Charlotte Higgins; Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth by Jessie Burton – review

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Retellings of classical myths may be all the rage in publishing but, as Charlotte Higgins notes in the introduction to Greek Myths, her own erudite and exhilarating collection, it’s a trend as old as the stories thems...

Dennis Rodman at 60, Beryl Burton and when Panenkas go wrong

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1) After Sergio Agüero’s recent fluff, we start our round-up in Romania, head to MLS, then venture to Serbia, take a detour to the Championship and finally catch right back up with Bryan Taiva in Chile this week. We c...

The new Jeopardy! hosts are disappointing. Why didn’t they choose LeVar Burton?

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Jeopardy! may have made the world’s worst hosting choice since OJ Simpson was given his own prank show in 2006. Even before the death of the legendary host Alex Trebek, the public, including Trebek himself, was in dee...

The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton review – bold and thrilling sequel to The Miniaturist

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There’s a peculiar austerity to Jessie Burton’s writing. It’s interesting that she should have started her career – with the million-selling The Miniaturist (2014) – in Amsterdam during the last years of the Dutch gol...

The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton review – a sequel to The Miniaturist

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When we rejoin Nella Oortman, the heroine of Jessie Burton’s blockbuster 2014 debut The Miniaturist, we find her almost as we left her. She still lives in her dead husband Johannes Brandt’s home on the Herengracht can...