Katy Guest

Katy Guest is the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday.

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Still doing it backwards, and in high heels?

The club's Facebook page carries a slogan 'We can dance for ever'. Not in stilettos, we can't
Ryanair has reported a 157% rise in profits since implementing staff politeness

Being nice costs nothing, and pays dividends

Npower seem to have learnt nothing from its recent encounter with one unhappy customer

Debbie Taylor interview: Never too busy to help

Debbie Taylor’s new novel is just the latest of her many, many projects

The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

'The Independent on Sunday's' best books of the year, from the snazziest title to the Irish novel most guaranteed to make you cry
Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom

To kill an author's mystery is a terrible thing

The world now knows not only what Harper Lee looks like but how she likes her eggs
In the future Florida could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels

As the debate on climate change has proven, balance should never get in the way of scientific truth

If 99 per cent of scientists agree about a thing, it's usually because that thing is right
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that younger generations do not view a landline as essential

The landline is dead. Long live good manners

The ring of a telephone is intrusive and demanding, screaming 'Answer me! Now!'

Sorry, but we shouldn't apologise to a bully

Government response is to ask Amazon ever so nicely if it will please stump up some taxes
The summer solstice is celebrated every year in June 21 in the northern hemisphere

Thanks to the Government and Roy Hodgson, Summer as we know it might already be over

With 30,000 unprocessed passports and England out of the World Cup, it may as well be Autumn

Section 78 of the 1970 Act - the part that requires businesses to publish data about the pay of the men and women they employ - is still not being enforced

Don't grin and bear it, girls!

After 44 years it's time for the 1970 Equal Pay Act to be enacted properly

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After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

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He was man-of-the-match in the third Test following his recall to the England side
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The No 11 that nearly toppled England
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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

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'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
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The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
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