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Lean in: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, ...

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Family Secrets: Living with Shame from the Victorians to the Present Day

In an Edinburgh town house, a genteel maiden lady frets with her brother over their niece's downy upper lip. Would ...

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The Whispering Muse

The year is 1949 and Valdimar Haraldsson, an eccentric Icelander with elevated ideas about the influence of fish consumption on ...

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Maggie & Me

It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town ...

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May We Be Forgiven

Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life; his brother George is a high-flying TV producer, ...

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The Teleportation Accident

When you haven't had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing that could ever happen to ...

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