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"Arabian Sands", by Wilfred Thesiger, Penguin Books.

Italo Calvino once wrote that a ‘classic’ is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. If this is the approved meter of judgement for the category, then I’ve no doubts that Arabian Sands belongs to the genre. 898 more words
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THE ASSISTANT

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Chernobyl Prayer by Svetlana Alexievich (translated by Anna Gunin and Arch Tait)

“What do savages understand about lightning?”

Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2015, a win which was greeted with a mass ‘eh’ from the West, as Alexievich was not a well-known writer in the Western literary world. 1,562 more words

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Review: My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels #1) by Elena Ferrante

Whilst I really enjoyed this book, I still have to wonder what all the hype is about. The beginning is what kept me going though page after page. 258 more words

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Review: Dear Amy, by Helen Callaghan

Synopsis: Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters – but none like the one she’s just received: 346 more words

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