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Dave and Goliath: maverick writer Eggers makes a stand against Amazon

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The plight of the high street bookshop, struggling against the power of the online giants, is a common complaint either side of the Atlantic. But not often do the prominent players, the authors and publishers, put the...

The Alpinist review – intriguing insight into a maverick climber

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There has been no shortage of climbing documentaries that combine staggering vistas with sickeningly stressful shots of people cramming their bleeding fingertips into tiny cracks in sheer rock faces. And each film att...

Mikis Theodorakis, Zorba composer and political maverick, dies aged 96

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The renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, who scored the 1964 classic film Zorba the Greek and was an icon of resistance to the former military junta, has died in Athens, aged 96. A prolific talent and political ...