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Meandering narrative: Criado-Perez's style of writing lets her down

It was not so long ago that the idea of doing something "like a woman" was suggestive of weakness – to do something not very well or with little confidence.

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We can now predict suicide rates from social media and mobile phone conversations

William Davies quotes Friedrich Nietzsche as having said that "Man does not strive for happiness; only the Englishman does that".

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Pitch perfect: Magnus Mills' latest novel reduces Britain's foundation story to a series of 'Carry on Camping' squabbles

Magnus Mills is unique. There is simply no equivalent of his brand of domestic absurdism.

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Battle lines: Rupert Brooke

If the love affair between Rupert Brooke and Phyllis Gardner hadn't existed, then someone (Alan Hollinghurst probably) would have had to invent it.

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While with most writers it is a risky business looking for clues to their life in their art, for Saul Bellow the risk is somewhat lower, since the boundaries between his life and his writing are at times paper-thin

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Joseph, Magda and the six Goebbels children with Hitler in 1938

While you don’t expect to enjoy a biography of a Nazi leader, reading Peter Longerich’s lengthy biography of Joseph Goebbels is a grueling experience, says Keith Kahn-Harris

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A mourner holds a sign saying 'Je suis Ahmed' (I am Ahmed) during the funeral of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet, in Bobigny, France

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Giant waves hit the lighthouse wall at Whitehaven, as the stormy weather is causing disruption across parts of the UK with power cuts, ferry and train cancellations and difficult driving conditions. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 10, 2014. The Met Office has issued an amber ''be prepared'' warning for the west coast of Scotland, the Highlands and Islands, Orkney, Shetland and Northern Ireland as a so-called

The Weather Experiment by Peter Moore; book review

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Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth rocks out in the first of Teller's pictures for Marc Jacobs

When the post punk-rock group, Sonic Youth, disintegrated in 2011 following the break-up of the marriage of key members, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon’s, bereft fans sought answers. This memoir, named after one of Gordon’s most hated interview questions (what’s it like...?) offers those answers, openly, and often bitterly.

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The heat is on: Miliband faces a tough road ahead, even if he wins
A record of every speech, promise and gaffe that has made Labour what it is today
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Grimm tales: An illustration showing dead German soldiers in a trench, 1916
The Nazis burned copies of this great anti-war novel, but the manuscript survived through a remarkable act of subterfuge
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Strike a pose: David Garrick gives his Richard III in Hogarth's portrait of 1746
Approaches to performing Shakespeare change with the times, so what makes some interpreters of his roles stand out as the best in history?
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British injustice: coverage of the trial of Alice Wheeldon and her daughters, 1917
Rowbotham wrote her play 'Friends of Alice Wheeldon' after reading an account of the case in Raymond Challinor's The Origins of British Bolshevism
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Unsettling: the dark heart of village life comes under Christopher Bollen's gaze
Bollen's handling of his tale is almost mesmerically gripping
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Hitting pay dirt: Steve Boggan pans for gold in California
Boggan sets out on a modern-day hunt for gold and discovers its dark side
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Shafak says: 'I am happy to write wherever I happen to be, as long as there is no silence'
Shafak is rereading J Krishnamurti's The First and Last Freedom, likes to write in crowded cafés, and identifies most with Orlando
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Crawl culture: endurance swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh in the Thames
These remarkable stories of swimming in the Thames offer a watery take on history
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Sex stats: five litres of semen are produced in the UK each minute
From Sex By Numbers to Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sex Education
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Eliot always interferes with the reader's perceptions of her characters
Eliot's performing heroines are never on the centre of her fictional stage, that place is reserved for women obsessed with moral self-sacrifice
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Loading individual letters on to an original Heidelberg printing press
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Shades of glory: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend

Glastonbury Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform with Paul Weller as their warm-up act

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Billie Piper as Brona in Penny Dreadful
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No Offence
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The Queen (Kristin Scott Thomas) in The Audience
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