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Benjamin Britten: a Life in the Twentieth Century

In the eyes of many, Benjamin Britten was our finest composer since Purcell (a figure who often inspired him) three ...

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In Defence of Dogs

The dog has been mankind's faithful companion for tens of thousands of years, yet today finds itself in crisis throughout ...

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The Greatcoat

A chilling and atmospheric ghost story by the Orange-prize-winning Helen Dunmore.

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Levels of Life

You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...' Julian Barnes's new ...

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Instead of a Book: Letters to a Friend

A collection of Diana Athill's letters to the American poet Edward Field. This intimate correspondence spanning thirty years covers her ...

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Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously About the Planet

The environment has long been the undisputed territory of the political Left, which has seen the principal threats to the ...

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