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Margaret Atwood to publish ‘highly personal’ collection of short stories

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A new collection of short stories by Margaret Atwood, which the publisher has described as highly personal, is to be published early next year, marking her first return to fiction since 2019’s The Testaments. Old Babe...

‘We don’t trust in governments’ or UN, Scott Morrison tells Margaret Court’s Perth church

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Scott Morrison has said he and his fellow worshippers “don’t trust in governments” and “don’t trust in the United Nations” during a sermon at Margaret Court’s church, where the former prime minister also said God had ...

Margaret Keane obituary

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Margaret Keane, who has died aged 94, was one of the world’s most popular artists. Her paintings of children whose big eyes seemed to express a fearful innocence and vulnerability were so popular that they were hung i...

Margaret Thatcher to Theresa May: dramatic prime ministerial resignations

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The moment of a prime ministerial resignation has always been one of intense political drama, resulting in words and images that linger long in the memory. Margaret Thatcher was applauded even by her detractors for a ...

Margaret Keane, ‘big eyes’ artist, dies aged 94

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Margaret Keane, the artist known for her “big eyes” paintings, has died at the age of 94. Keane was embroiled in a legal battle over the rights to her work after her husband claimed credit, a story told by Tim Burton ...

Margaret Beckett is still wrong about the Iraq war and WMD claims

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I voted for Margaret Beckett as Labour party leader in 1994, and given the same choice I would do so again today. No great radical, she nevertheless had roots in the party and the labour movement that Tony Blair never...

‘It’s very divisive’: Margaret Thatcher’s statue splits birthplace of Grantham

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It may have been a week since the residents of Grantham were surprised by the appearance of a long-anticipated statue of Margaret Thatcher, but the dust is showing no signs of settling just yet. After an arduous four-...

‘I saw two Tory whips having tequila for breakfast’: Margaret Beckett on Blair, the Iraq war and half a century in politics

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Margaret Beckett’s office – a calm and ordered room off an ancient courtyard – must be some of the most prime real estate in the Palace of Westminster. We meet there and the division bell rings constantly. Even when s...

Margaret Thatcher statue egged within hours of it being installed

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Warnings that a new statue of Margaret Thatcher would attract egg-throwing protests came true within two hours of it being installed in her home town of Grantham on Sunday. The bronze statue was, without ceremony, pla...

‘Enforced childbirth is slavery’: Margaret Atwood on the right to abortion

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Nobody likes abortion, even when safe and legal. It’s not what any woman would choose for a happy time on Saturday night. But nobody likes women bleeding to death on the bathroom floor from illegal abortions either. W...

An inspiration and a political survivor, Labour will miss Margaret Beckett

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Margaret Beckett became Labour’s first female leader in 1994. Her announcement yesterday that she will retire at the next general election is understandable, even if we in the parliamentary Labour party wish it weren’...

Margaret Beckett will retire at next election after 40 years as MP for Derby South

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Margaret Beckett, Britain’s first female foreign secretary and the first woman to lead the Labour party, is to retire at the next election after nearly four decades as MP for Derby South. The 79-year-old, who is also ...

Margaret Atwood joins writers condemning Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Tsitsi Dangarembga are among more than 1,000 writers from around the world who have condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressed their solidarity with the Ukrainian people. ...

Ideas to change the world: Margaret Atwood talks to seven visionaries fighting for a brighter future

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What do you get when you bring together some of the most revered thinkers, most progressive-minded activists and one of the most celebrated novelists writing today to discuss the immense challenges we face? A debate a...

Centenary recording of Ulysses to be read by Eddie Izzard, Margaret Atwood and others

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One hundred years ago, in February 1922, Sylvia Beach, owner of the Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company, published James Joyce’s Ulysses, in full, for the first time. Now to mark the centenary of the seminal novel’...

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