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Ian McEwan pits religion against the law in new novel

In Ian McEwan's law-versus-religion scenario, religious edicts taken too far wreck lives.

In Ian McEwan's law-versus-religion scenario, religious edicts taken too far wreck lives.

28 Sep 2014 - 12:07PM
Book review: Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch, by Nick Davies

It did not seem a big story when in 2006 a journalist and a private investigator were arrested for the illegal phone hacking of three Buckingham Palace staff. The News of the World dismissed the journalist as a rogue.

It did not seem a big story when in 2006 a journalist and a private investigator were arrested for the illegal phone hacking of three Buckingham Palace staff. The News of the World dismissed the journalist as a rogue.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:12PM
Book review: Chatting with Henri Matisse, by Pierre Courthion

This series of interviews with Henri Matisse was given in 1941 when he was recovering from surgery. But then the French artist had second thoughts and refused to allow their publication. Kept in the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, they have only now been published.

This series of interviews with Henri Matisse was given in 1941 when he was recovering from surgery. But then the French artist had second thoughts and refused to allow their publication. Kept in the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, they have only now been published.

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Book review: The Vatican Diaries, by John Thavis

Benedict XVI sprang a huge surprise when he stepped down from his papal office, the first pope in 600 years to do so; he no longer had the energy for his task, he said.

Benedict XVI sprang a huge surprise when he stepped down from his papal office, the first pope in 600 years to do so; he no longer had the energy for his task, he said.

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'Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross', by Ben Downing

Janet Ross was a major factor in drawing people's attention to the Tuscan countryside rather than concentrating on Florence.

Janet Ross was a major factor in drawing people's attention to the Tuscan countryside rather than concentrating on Florence.

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Book review: Pope Francis: Conversations, with Jose Bergoglio

Pope Francis collects a series of interviews by two Argentinian journalists with José Bergoglio dating from 2010 when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Pope Francis collects a series of interviews by two Argentinian journalists with José Bergoglio dating from 2010 when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

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