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Hyphens & Hashtags featured in The Telegraph

Added on 04/04/2021

How the comma got its curve. Tales of punctuation behaving badly, from catty questions to costly hyphens…

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Visions of Heaven reviewed by The Arts Society

Added on 02/04/2021

In commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, historian and broadcaster Martin Kemp considers the depiction of light within The Divine Comedy in relation to masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

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Asteroids featured in Booklist

Added on 01/04/2021

This quintessential guide to asteroids, filled with informative photographs and other illustrations, is a must-read for those interested in …

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Broken Dreams reviewed in Publishers Weekly

Added on 31/03/2021

Medical historian Jackson examines in this thought-provoking scholarly study the social and cultural factors that made the midlife crisis “a key feature of private lives and public debate” in the mid-20th century.

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The Dead of the Irish Revolution reviewed in the FT

Added on 31/03/2021

“A sobering book for anyone who views the partition of Ireland as a reasonable compromise. And even more sobering for anyone who might wish to set about dismantling what was established then. ” Colm Toibin

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I Live in the Slums longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021

Added on 30/03/2021

Delightful, enchanting, and full of mystery and secrets, Can Xue’s newest collection shines a light on the forces that give contours to the visible terrain we acknowledge as reality.

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The Midlife Mind reviewed in The Irish Times

Added on 27/03/2021

Hutchinson skilfully invokes a wide range of creative writers… It consoles him that some of the finest works of art have been produced in middle age

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Bugsy Siegel reviewed in The Spectator

Added on 27/03/2021

Shnayerson’s brief life of Bugsy is a fun, absorbing read that helps make sense of an emotionally complex gangster. And it’s just long enough to fill one of those transatlantic flights many of us are waiting to take again.

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Hyphens and Hashtags praised in The Spectator

Added on 27/03/2021

Claire Cock-Starkey’s guide to glyphs and punctuation marks is, by turns, scholarly, poetic, philosophical and funny.

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The Good China Story? reviewed in The TLS

Added on 26/03/2021

One of Wang’s goals is to encourage readers to see how Xi’s concern with storytelling fits into a grand Chinese tradition that posits literature as central to the lifeblood of the nation.

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The Repeater Book of the Occult featured in Folk Horror Revival

Added on 22/03/2021

For a clearer picture of this book you need to look at the subtitle ‘Tales from the Darkside’…

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Post Capitalist Desire featured in the LA Review of Books

Added on 19/03/2021

Few are mourned by the post-millennial left like Mark Fisher. If you know anything about us, then it makes perfect sense. We are a weird bunch, displaced on every level, living in a world terrifyingly different from the one we were prepared for.

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