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Dark and graphic

A woman birthing bloated speckled eggs from her supernaturally swollen womb. Sushi screaming and squirming. A skull-shaped sweet, bearing the… The post Dark and graphic appeared first on The Spectator.

Snow on snow

Here is William Diaper in 1722, translating Oppian’s Halieuticks (a Greek epic poem on the loves of the fishes): As… The post Snow on snow appeared first on The Spectator.

Arms and the woman

In August 1939, Clare Hollingworth, a 28-year-old aid-worker, had been employed as a reporter for less than a week by… The post Arms and the woman appeared first on The Spectator.

Little and large

Here are two approachable and distinctive books on our churches, great and small. Simon Jenkins’s cathedrals survey follows his earlier… The post Little and large appeared first on The Spectator.

A marvel and a mystery

In 2013, Pavel Dmitrichenko, disgruntled principal dancer of the Bolshoi, exacted a now infamous revenge on the company’s artistic director,… The post A marvel and a mystery appeared first on The Spectator.

Roving the world

In these books, two handsome and popular telly adventurers consider, from viewpoints that are sometimes overly autobiographical, the culture of… The post Roving the world appeared first on The Spectator.

Rhinoceros pie, anyone?

Forgotten? Though I can rarely attend their dinners (in Birmingham), I am a proud member of the Buckland Club (motto:… The post Rhinoceros pie, anyone? appeared first on The Spectator.

Poor bewildered beasts

If you’ve ever read a history of the early days of the Foundling Hospital, you’ll remember the shock: expecting to… The post Poor bewildered beasts appeared first on The Spectator.

A girl in a million

All readers know that good novels draw us into other worlds. I cannot think of another, however, which so alarmed… The post A girl in a million appeared first on The Spectator.

The lonely passion of Beatrix Potter

The story of the extraordinary boom in children’s literature over the last 100 years could be bookended with a ‘Tale… The post The lonely passion of Beatrix Potter appeared first on The Spectator.

Port in any storm

Cometh the hour, cometh the book, and so Christmas brings us once again a tidal wave of titles relating to… The post Port in any storm appeared first on The Spectator.

Crime fiction for Christmas

Imagine receiving an anonymous suicide note addressed to you by mistake. Would you try to find that person, to help… The post Crime fiction for Christmas appeared first on The Spectator.

Love at first bite

Legends cling to Bram Stoker’s life. One interesting cluster centres on his wife, Florence. She was judged, in her high… The post Love at first bite appeared first on The Spectator.

We’re all snobs really

D.J. Taylor’s clever dissection of snobs is really two books in one. Scattered throughout are entertaining, delicious (initially), solemnly related… The post We’re all snobs really appeared first on The Spectator.

Spot the British Author

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Answers to ‘Spot the British Author’

1. Kingsley Amis 2. Beatrix Potter 3. Graham Greene 4. Salman Rushdie 5. Nick Hornby 6. Arthur Conan Doyle 7.… The post Answers to ‘Spot the British Author’ appeared first on The Spectator.

How the World First Learned of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

In this excerpt from the Associated Press' Pearl Harbor, the world responds to breaking news of the attack on Hawaii

Newswire: Adventure on the high seas with this exclusive first look at Island Book

Cartoonist Evan Dahm has been creating long-form fantasy adventure webcomics and publishing them on his own for the past decade, but he’ll be getting a big boost in distribution with a new graphic novel from First Second: Island Book. Show More Summary

A Crown for Gumecindo by Laurie Ann Guerrero

Diego Báez reviews Laurie Ann Guerrero's A Crown for Gumecindo today in Rumpus Poetry.

Black Feminist Joy: A Photo Essay

photography Maneo Mohale Maneo Mohale is the 2016 Bitch Media Writing Fellow in Global Feminism. “Joy is good. And joy that need not be gated and walled against the pain of others is surpassing good.” — Shailja Patel, Kenyan Writer and...Show More Summary

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