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The Age of Miracles

'It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different ...

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You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the advert of the Web, everywhere you turn you are told that ...

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My Old Man: A Personal History of Music Hall

Music hall was one of the glories of Victorian England. Sentimental, vulgar, but patriotic and champion of the underdog, it ...

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Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

For our inconclusive times, there is an attractive resonance with 1832, with its 'rotten boroughs' of Old Sarum and the ...

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New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and their Families

In his essay on the Notebooks of Tennessee Williams, Colm Tóibín reveals an artist 'alone and deeply fearful and unusually ...

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Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World

The British Empire was the creation of a tremendous outpouring of energy and opportunism, when the British were at their ...

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