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Family Politics by John O’Farrell review – a plea to engage with those whose views we abhor
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Family Politics by John O’Farrell review – a plea to engage with those whose views we abhor

O’Farrell’s latest has more laugh-out-loud gags than the Tory party has had recent leadership campaigns.

Top 5 books with magical creatures, chosen by best-selling author Alex Bell
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Top 5 books with magical creatures, chosen by best-selling author Alex Bell

Fantasy fiction isn’t complete without magical beasts roaming the lands. The best-selling author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club selects her top five

Mrs Gulliver by Valerie Martin review – finding agency in a patriarchy
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Mrs Gulliver by Valerie Martin review – finding agency in a patriarchy

The Women’s Prize For Fiction prize-winning novelist’s new book focuses on the inequality of power

Freaks Out! by Luke Haines review – a righteous celebration of gloriously weird rock ‘n’ rollers
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Freaks Out! by Luke Haines review – a righteous celebration of gloriously weird rock ‘n’ rollers

The Life and Times of Little Richard review – eye-popping anecdotes of a pornographic nature
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The Life and Times of Little Richard review – eye-popping anecdotes of a pornographic nature

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My great-great aunt was murdered – and this was my very own true crime investigation
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My great-great aunt was murdered – and this was my very own true crime investigation

Top 5 books on understanding the real China, chosen by Wish Lanterns author Alec Ash
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Top 5 books on understanding the real China, chosen by Wish Lanterns author Alec Ash

Top 5 books about getting lost, chosen by travel writer Tom Chesshyre
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Top 5 books about getting lost, chosen by travel writer Tom Chesshyre

Dogs might just be nicer than any human could hope to be
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Dogs might just be nicer than any human could hope to be

5 books to make kids care about the climate, selected by comedian and author James Campbell
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5 books to make kids care about the climate, selected by comedian and author James Campbell

‘When you have nothing you have everything’: The fascinating story of two men who live outside
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‘When you have nothing you have everything’: The fascinating story of two men who live outside

The sure-fire way to getting your book published, according to one of UK’s top literary agents
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The sure-fire way to getting your book published, according to one of UK’s top literary agents

Top 5 books with a sense of place and community, chosen by writer and journalist Aniefiok Ekpoudom
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Top 5 books with a sense of place and community, chosen by writer and journalist Aniefiok Ekpoudom

Gathering: Women of Colour on Nature review – natural highs from our natural world
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Gathering: Women of Colour on Nature review – natural highs from our natural world

5 books to read about women confronting racism, selected by author and comedian Njambi McGrath
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5 books to read about women confronting racism, selected by author and comedian Njambi McGrath

Namesake by NS Nuseibeh review – personal insight informed by Islamic myth and culture
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Namesake by NS Nuseibeh review – personal insight informed by Islamic myth and culture

Ava Anna Ada by Ali Millar review – the apocalyptic age of anxiety
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Ava Anna Ada by Ali Millar review – the apocalyptic age of anxiety

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo warns cost of living crisis is denying kids the ‘right to read’
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War Horse author Michael Morpurgo warns cost of living crisis is denying kids the ‘right to read’

Normal Women by Ainslie Hogarth – a dark take on suburban motherhood
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Normal Women by Ainslie Hogarth – a dark take on suburban motherhood

Reading Robert Smith’s diary made me fall in love with The Cure
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Reading Robert Smith’s diary made me fall in love with The Cure

To the Dogs by Louise Welsh review – a propulsive campus thriller
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To the Dogs by Louise Welsh review – a propulsive campus thriller

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Dead Ink Books: Why we will never publish in the mainstream
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Dead Ink Books: Why we will never publish in the mainstream

Halfway House by Helen FitzGerald review – a masterclass in blackly comic horror
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Halfway House by Helen FitzGerald review – a masterclass in blackly comic horror

An ultimate guide to the best books of 2023 – as chosen by esteemed Big Issue critics
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An ultimate guide to the best books of 2023 – as chosen by esteemed Big Issue critics

Time’s Echo by Jeremy Eichler named book of the year 2023 by Big Issue
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Time’s Echo by Jeremy Eichler named book of the year 2023 by Big Issue