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Americanah

As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing ...

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An Honourable Man

It is 1884. In Khartoum, General Gordon stands on the roof of his fortress as the city is besieged. He ...

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The Sense of an Ending

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth ...

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Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet

Both conservative and subversive, Burke’s beliefs have never been more relevant than in today’s ‘Big Society’, as MP Jesse Norman ...

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The Richard Burton Diaries

In his personal diaries Richard Burton is a man quite different from the one we familiarly 'know' as acclaimed actor, ...

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Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America

A walker, a reader and a gazer, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is also a skilled talker whose impromptu kerbside exchanges with Harlem's ...

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