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Mom & Me & Mom

Anyone who's read the classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal ...

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Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde

In the spring of 1895 the life of Constance Wilde changed irrevocably. Up until the conviction of her husband, Oscar, ...

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Jack Holmes and His Friend

Many straight men and gay men are best friends, but if the phenomenon is an urban commonplace it has never ...

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Capital

Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last ...

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Mr Churchill's Profession: Statesman, Orator, Writer

In 1953, Winston Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature. In fact, Churchill was a professional writer before he was ...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and its Causes

Is humanity less violent than it used to be? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from ...

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