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Rewind book: The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

Religion, like sex, has always been a thorny subject to write about, especially for novelists keen to preserve their literary integrity and make a decent living.

21 Oct 2012 - 11:40AM

Religion, like sex, has always been a thorny subject to write about, especially for novelists keen to preserve their literary integrity and make a decent living.

Rewind book: The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
Rewind book: Ulysses by James Joyce

Beware the eminent cultural critic, for they are often wrong.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:29PM

Beware the eminent cultural critic, for they are often wrong.

Rewind book: Ulysses by James Joyce
Brilliant rumination on memory and being human

In the great canon of science fiction, aliens are anthropomorphised in some way or other - from the Alien and E.T. to Yoda and the "greys" of Roswell fame.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:32AM

In the great canon of science fiction, aliens are anthropomorphised in some way or other - from the Alien and E.T. to Yoda and the "greys" of Roswell fame.

Brilliant rumination on memory and being human
Queen of the whodunit at her best

During the course of a long and fruitful writing career, Agatha Christie produced a remarkable canon of literature - according to her estate, the number of her books moved sits just behind the Bible and the works of William Shakespeare.

10 Sep 2012 - 9:46AM

During the course of a long and fruitful writing career, Agatha Christie produced a remarkable canon of literature - according to her estate, the number of her books moved sits just behind the Bible and the works of William Shakespeare.

Queen of the whodunit at her best
Milder, earlier Hardy

There is an accepted belief that English writer Thomas Hardy wrote most of his novels to fund his first true love: poetry.
And while there could be some truth to that (he purportedly saw himself more as a poet than a novelist), it does provide a good indication as to the predominant style in which he wrote.

30 Aug 2012 - 10:54PM

There is an accepted belief that English writer Thomas Hardy wrote most of his novels to fund his first true love: poetry.
And while there could be some truth to that (he purportedly saw himself more as a poet than a novelist), it does provide a good indication as to the predominant style in which he wrote.

Milder, earlier Hardy
Rewind album: Louder than Bombs by The Smiths (1987)

Britain in 1982 was a strange, sad old place. It was the year when the IRA stepped up its bombing campaign, the Falklands war got under way, and national unemployment reached a 50-year high of 14 per cent.

23 Jan 2013 - 7:05PM

Britain in 1982 was a strange, sad old place. It was the year when the IRA stepped up its bombing campaign, the Falklands war got under way, and national unemployment reached a 50-year high of 14 per cent.

Rewind album: Louder than Bombs by The Smiths (1987)