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Fighting like tigers: World Cup triumph for Pakistan, 1992

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Hitler in Paris in 1940, soon after the German invasion

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Edward Snowden's revelations about the information lifted by the Government has cast the potential uses of Big Data in an unfortunate light, say its critics

Into A Raging Blaze by Andreas Norman; Trans. Ian Giles

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Kant's book requires a degree of concentration to be understood and appreciated

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Scary stories: Pierre sees the grotesque in everything

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Invisible women: striking gold miners at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1855

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright; book review

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Secrets and marketing tricks: Anthony Horowitz, at the exclusive launch of his novel's proof

Arifa Akbar's Week in Books

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Implausibly dramatic: Glenn Close from the film 'Fatal Attraction', to which this book is compared

Death of the Black-Haired Girl by Robert Stone, book review

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Struggles of the time: a Women's Suffrage march in London during wartime

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Javier Marias says it’s easy to be seduced by the perceived romance of writing

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In the firing line: shooting passenger pigeons for sport in Louisiana, in the 1870s

A Message from Martha by Mark Avery, book review

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French Vichy troops and German SS officers oversee the compulsory evacuation of 40,000 people from the old port quarter of Marseille, 1943

Village of secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead, book review

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'Old Fashioned' will be a different kind of love story to '50 Shades'
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The Great British Bake Off contestants line-up behind Sue and Mel in the Bake Off tent

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Mitch Winehouse is releasing a new album

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Beast would strip to his underpants and take to the stage with a slogan scrawled on his bare chest whilst fans shouted “you fat bastard” at him

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On set of the Secret Cinema's Back to the Future event

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Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

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Pedro Pascal gives a weird look at the camera in the blooper reel

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Public vote: Art Everywhere poster in a bus shelter featuring John Hoyland
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Peter Griffin holds forth in The Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode

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Judd Apatow’s make-it-up-as-you-go-along approach is ideal for comedies about stoners and slackers slouching towards adulthood
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Rhino Doodle by Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)

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