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Book reviews: Something New Under The Sun and The Black Locomotive
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Book reviews: Something New Under The Sun and The Black Locomotive

Alexandra Kleeman’s cracking tale about ecology falls prey to a common sin of the genre, while Rian Hughes produces a stimulating and adventurous tale.

Top 5 books on railways, featuring Terry Pratchett and a handbook from 1866
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Top 5 books on railways, featuring Terry Pratchett and a handbook from 1866

The author of Railways: A History In Drawings chooses his top 5 books on railways.

From 13th-century monks to Google, we’re all index-linked
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From 13th-century monks to Google, we’re all index-linked

The humble index has a history of uses beyond simply aiding the reader, writes the author of Index, A History of the.

Author Charles Foster: ‘Unless we rediscover our stories we’re finished’
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Author Charles Foster: ‘Unless we rediscover our stories we’re finished’

Reviews: The Liquid Land by Raphaela Edelbauer and No Touching by Ketty Rouf
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Reviews: The Liquid Land by Raphaela Edelbauer and No Touching by Ketty Rouf

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1979 by Val McDermid: A novel as touching as it is gripping
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1979 by Val McDermid: A novel as touching as it is gripping

Lawyer turned author Abi Silver picks her top 5 courtroom dramas
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Lawyer turned author Abi Silver picks her top 5 courtroom dramas

Troubles in Northern Ireland teach us children could be pushed to war again
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Troubles in Northern Ireland teach us children could be pushed to war again

The Black Locomotive by Rian Hughes: Adventurous and original
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The Black Locomotive by Rian Hughes: Adventurous and original

The benefit of glasses for middle-aged eyes
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The benefit of glasses for middle-aged eyes

Borges and Me by Jay Parini: Caper-ish and laugh-out-loud funny
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Borges and Me by Jay Parini: Caper-ish and laugh-out-loud funny

Top 5 books about nature photography
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Top 5 books about nature photography

Top five books to teach us about animals
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Top five books to teach us about animals

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Deep issues: Martin Robson’s fight for his life underwater
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Deep issues: Martin Robson’s fight for his life underwater

Small Bodies of Water by Nina Mingya Powles: Vividly connected to nature
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Small Bodies of Water by Nina Mingya Powles: Vividly connected to nature

Feminist books: Essential reads to smash the patriarchy
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Feminist books: Essential reads to smash the patriarchy

Onjali Raúf: ‘Kids are hyper-aware of the issues facing the world’
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Onjali Raúf: ‘Kids are hyper-aware of the issues facing the world’

Top 5 wise books
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Top 5 wise books

The Painter’s Friend by Howard Cunnell: ‘Too often drifts into the obscure’
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The Painter’s Friend by Howard Cunnell: ‘Too often drifts into the obscure’

The Ophelia Girls by Jane Healey: A sinewy and enchanting style
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The Ophelia Girls by Jane Healey: A sinewy and enchanting style

Libby Scott: ‘My autism diagnosis stopped me hating myself’
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Libby Scott: ‘My autism diagnosis stopped me hating myself’

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Dream Girl by Laura Lippman: Confusion, trauma and violence
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Dream Girl by Laura Lippman: Confusion, trauma and violence

The Turnout by Megan Abbott: An edgy and unpredictable tale
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The Turnout by Megan Abbott: An edgy and unpredictable tale

Top 5 books for young explorers
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Top 5 books for young explorers

Top 5 books for keeping kids active
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Top 5 books for keeping kids active

The Coward: Riotously funny testament to our ability to forgive
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The Coward: Riotously funny testament to our ability to forgive

Peter Ackroyd: ‘When I was young I wanted to be Pope’
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Peter Ackroyd: ‘When I was young I wanted to be Pope’

Katie Mack: ‘The universe is doomed to perish’
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Katie Mack: ‘The universe is doomed to perish’

The Mad Women’s Ball examines feminism and hysteria
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The Mad Women’s Ball examines feminism and hysteria

True Crime Story by Joseph Knox: Post-modern playfulness
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True Crime Story by Joseph Knox: Post-modern playfulness

Ascension by Oliver Harris: Breaking the crime fiction mould
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Ascension by Oliver Harris: Breaking the crime fiction mould

Top 5 books for aspiring lovers
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Top 5 books for aspiring lovers

The Book of Trespass: ‘Every step on forbidden ground’
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The Book of Trespass: ‘Every step on forbidden ground’