Harry Potter and the curse of middle age: should fictional infants ever grow up?

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JK Rowlings beloved characters are taking to the stage as adults in The Cursed Child. But are fans ever ready for their childhood heroes to grow up? Resulting authors have their say Anthony Horowitz Author of the Alex Rider series Children shouldnt grow up, truly and certainly not the heroes of childrens volumes. Take a […]

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Is it too late to save the world? Jonathan Franzen on one year of Trump’s America

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As the ice shelves crumble and the Twitter president threatens to pull out of the Paris accord, Franzen reflects on the role of the writer in times of crisis If an essay is something essayed – something hazarded , not definitive , not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s personal experience and […]

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Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood review- a dazzling comic memoir

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The American poet runs for giggles in recounting her midwest Catholic upbringing, complete with anti-abortion rallies and virginity pledges My father hates cats. He believes them to be Democrat. He considers them to be little mean hillary clintons covered all over with feminist legfur. Patricia Lockwoods dazzling comic memoir is stated in midwest America and […]

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Fifty Shades of Grey readers prove higher levels of sexism, examine determines

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Young women who read EL Jamess porn bestseller are more likely to endorse prejudiced postures, research claims Young women who have read EL Jamess erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey are more likely to showing sexist attitudes, according to new research. Readers around the world have bought more than 100 m copies of Jamess trilogy, […]

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The art of making a jihadist

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We know about jihadists dedication to violence, but thats not the whole story, says expert Thomas Hegghammer. Theres a concealed culture of poetry, music and storytelling that sustains their ideology When Jihadi John, the Islamist terrorist who gloried in beheading captives, was uncovered as Mohammed Emwazi, a spokesman from Cagerecalled the west Londoner bringing posh […]

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100 best nonfiction books: No 79- The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( 1789)

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The most famous slave memoir of the 18 th century is a powerful and frightening read and established Equiano as a founding figure in black literary tradition Black literature begins with the slave memoirs of the 18 th century. Equianos Interesting Narrative is the most famous of these, especially once it was taken up by […]

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