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John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?
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John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?

In his latest novel about a MMA fighter, John Vercher explores the reality – and the morality – of the devastating effects of repeated trauma on an athlete’s brain

Must read books this Autumn: An essential list to brighten the short, dark days ahead
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Must read books this Autumn: An essential list to brighten the short, dark days ahead

Big Issue books editor Jane Graham’s definitive list of new and upcoming releases that you need to add to your reading pile this season

Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised
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Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised

Two searingly funny short stories that bring home the harsh realities of living at the centre of the culture wars, writes Barry Pierce

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?
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Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II
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Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II

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Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow
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Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow

Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss
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Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss

Top 5 picture books with intergenerational relationships, chosen by Patrice Lawrence
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Top 5 picture books with intergenerational relationships, chosen by Patrice Lawrence

Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West
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Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West

Top 5 books about dogs, chosen by Jules Howard
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about dogs, chosen by Jules Howard

Top 5 books about twins, chosen by LV Matthews
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Top 5 books about twins, chosen by LV Matthews

Top 5 books on the Cuban revolution, chosen by Christopher Othen
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Top 5 books on the Cuban revolution, chosen by Christopher Othen

Top 5 books about cocktails and spirits, chosen by Camper English
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Top 5 books about cocktails and spirits, chosen by Camper English

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Top 5 crime books of 2022, chosen by Mark Edwards
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Top 5 crime books of 2022, chosen by Mark Edwards

A Prayer For the Crown-Shy review: ‘Hopepunk’ novel imagines a positive future for humanity
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A Prayer For the Crown-Shy review: ‘Hopepunk’ novel imagines a positive future for humanity

The secret Nazi camps of Finnish Lapland
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The secret Nazi camps of Finnish Lapland

Richard Osman: ‘The Bullet That Missed isn’t the end for the Thursday Murder Club’
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Richard Osman: ‘The Bullet That Missed isn’t the end for the Thursday Murder Club’

What Strange Paradise review: A nine-year-old refugee’s ‘upturned fairytale’
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What Strange Paradise review: A nine-year-old refugee’s ‘upturned fairytale’

Think you could lead a country? Here’s a guide to creating your own micronation
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Think you could lead a country? Here’s a guide to creating your own micronation

Iain Sinclair on The Gold Machine: Drunken priests and fever dreams
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Iain Sinclair on The Gold Machine: Drunken priests and fever dreams

Top 5 books on secret statecraft, chosen by Rory Cormac
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Top 5 books on secret statecraft, chosen by Rory Cormac

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Acting Class by Nick Drnaso review: Misfit drama students and one increasingly erratic teacher
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Acting Class by Nick Drnaso review: Misfit drama students and one increasingly erratic teacher

Top 5 books if you’re into Gothic tales, chosen by Lauren Owen
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Top 5 books if you’re into Gothic tales, chosen by Lauren Owen

Solito by Javier Zamora review: A beguiling memoir, effortlessly evocative of time and place
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Solito by Javier Zamora review: A beguiling memoir, effortlessly evocative of time and place

An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life review: Exploring loneliness when we’re more connected than ever
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An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life review: Exploring loneliness when we’re more connected than ever

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