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The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers review – rollicking crop-circle folk tale

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“Without fields – no us. Without us – no fields,” wrote the great nature writer Tim Dee in his 2013 book Four Fields. He had a caveat: “These acres of shaped growing earth, telling our shared story over and over, are ...

Hairy Bikers chef Dave Myers reveals he has cancer

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The TV chef Dave Myers has revealed he has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. The 64-year-old found fame as one half of cooking duo the Hairy Bikers, alongside his friend and fellow chef Si King. Speaking on the H...

Male Tears by Benjamin Myers review – men at the margins

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Benjamin Myers’s fiction is concerned with people at the margins of society. His portrayal of Traveller culture in his 2012 novel, Pig Iron, won the inaugural Gordon Burn prize; 2017’s The Gallows Pole, about a band o...

Male Tears by Benjamin Myers; Lairies by Steve Hollyman – review

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Men come unstuck in Benjamin Myers’s new story collection. Whether in the stone age or the 70s, a fruit picker or an astronaut, they’re caught in traps of their own making. A farmer, dreaming of a foreign holiday, get...