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How Södermalm in Stockholm went from gritty suburb to hipster hangout

The birthplace of Scandi-noir ranks as the Swedish capital’s coolest neighbourhood, but was once a down-at-heel suburb – where to eat, drink and shop, and what to see, when you’re there

The birthplace of Scandi-noir ranks as the Swedish capital’s coolest neighbourhood, but was once a down-at-heel suburb – where to eat, drink and shop, and what to see, when you’re there

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Book review: Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991, by Orlando Figes

"We want the USSR back!" was a separatist slogan heard in a restive city in eastern Ukraine, by a correspondent for a major British daily. So Orlando Figes' Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History is eerily timely.

"We want the USSR back!" was a separatist slogan heard in a restive city in eastern Ukraine, by a correspondent for a major British daily. So Orlando Figes' Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History is eerily timely.

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Book review: The Hotel on Place Vendôme, by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Paris has for some two centuries held an extraordinary appeal for American writers.

Paris has for some two centuries held an extraordinary appeal for American writers.

14 Apr 2014 - 6:25PM
Book review: Behind the Curve, by Joshua Howe

Forgive the puns, but global warming has been a heated topic of debate for the past couple of decades, and one that has generated a lot of hot air in academic circles and the media, while spawning many books on the contentious subject.

Forgive the puns, but global warming has been a heated topic of debate for the past couple of decades, and one that has generated a lot of hot air in academic circles and the media, while spawning many books on the contentious subject.

31 Mar 2014 - 6:00PM
Book review: Acts of Union and Disunion, by Linda Colley

With Scotland's referendum on independence looming, this is a timely study of a country whose unwieldy title - emblazoned on my passport - betrays its disunity.

With Scotland's referendum on independence looming, this is a timely study of a country whose unwieldy title - emblazoned on my passport - betrays its disunity.

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Book review: Bellman & Black, by Diane Setterfield

Diane Setterfield's debut novel, 2006's The Thirteenth Tale, was a gothic masterpiece of rewarding complexity, with a beautifully embroidered plot and the power to awe.

Diane Setterfield's debut novel, 2006's The Thirteenth Tale, was a gothic masterpiece of rewarding complexity, with a beautifully embroidered plot and the power to awe.

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