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Good guy? The author Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie's new novel is a futuristic tale of good versus evil that reads like a personal revenge fantasy
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Splitting Hares: dramatist David Hare in August 1979
David Hare's new memoir is likely both to infuriate and infatuate – much like the playwright himself
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In his new novel, the 'Birdsong' author once again explores the atrocities of war
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Red hair has been both celebrated and feared for centuries
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Iron start: Margaret Thatcher in 1981. Kwarteng argues that her Methodist roots drove her black and white beliefs
How a key period in Thatcher's premiership cemented her public image
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Hollywood’s golden boy shows promise with a range of short stories
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Ness says: 'Growing up takes more bravery than we allow ourselves to believe'
The author on messy offices, Ali Smith, and young readers
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Crowning glory: the last novel by Sir Terry Pratchett, who died in March, stars the witch, Tiffany Aching
The final instalment of Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld series is a joyful sign-off from a master of fantasy fiction
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Fresh territory: an Isis fighter in Raqqa, Syria, last year
An authoritative survey of extremist groups gives a full picture of the global problem
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Insatiable appetite: Artist Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon's views on art, death and his bohemian circle make revealing reading in this enjoyable memoir
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Monster shake: Hermann Göring, right, founder of the Gestapo, hands over control to Heinrich Himmler in 1934
A myth-busting study exposes how ordinary Germans ran rings round the secret police
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Tsiolkas holds little back, offering rape, scatological revenge attacks and incest, among other hard-hitting subject matter
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Naples is the setting for Ferrante's story
The fourth volume of Elena Ferrante's cult saga brings the tale to a compelling end
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Miller says: 'I would like to think I resemble Tintin for his inability to resist the ageing process, his doggedness, his quick fists'
'I first read DH Lawrence at school and it was something of a conversion experience'
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Our modern, complex country has its roots in the early 1980s, argues a new study
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Three years after Gore Vidal's death it is already difficult, particularly on this side of the Atlantic, to grasp quite what a dominant position he once occupied in American culture, simply because that culture has changed beyond recognition.

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She's back: Honor Blackman in Goldfinger, 1964

James Bond is in bed, feeling the sour taste of whisky in his mouth and gazing at the naked back of the beautiful woman lying alongside him, admiring her black hair cut short above the neck. He reaches out to her…

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Father's day: Adam Mars-Jones and his father Sir William Mars-Jones during 'Black Panther' Donald Neilson's murder trial in 1976

Soon after the publication of Edmund Gosse's Father and Son in 1907 a reviewer in The Times Literary Supplement asked how far "in the interests of popular edification or amusement" was it "legitimate to expose the weaknesses and inconsistencies of a good man who is also one's father"?

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