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Review The Intimate Resistance, Josep Maria Esquirol

A profound reflection on the human condition, Intimate Resistance is a welcome alternative to those glib bestselling books by counsellors and guides who synthesize complicated intellectual, scientific and spiritual ideas for instant, easy consumption. Living […]

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Sharif Gemie reviews The Dawn of Language: Axes, lies, midwifery and how we came to talk, Sverker Johansson

Sharif Gemie reviews Sverker Johansson’s The Dawn of Language which weighs in at over 400 pages; adroitly translated by Frank Perry. The Great Simplifiers Each month produces a new crop of hefty volumes; and each […]

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Book Blasts Top 5 Reads from Central Eastern Europe

BookBlast’s Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds from Central Eastern Europe flags up contemporary literature in translation from Central & Eastern Europe which carries a stark warning against the consequences of ignorance and organised forgetting […]

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Review A Country to Call Home (ed) Lucy Popescu

BookBlast reviews A Country to Call Home edited by Lucy Popescu, focusing on the fate of refugee children and young adults. The anthology features writing by Michael Morpurgo, Eoin Colfer, Kit de Waal and Simon […]

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Spotlight Tatiana de Rosnay, Alicia Drake & Daughters of Simone de Beauvoir French Literature Festival, pt 2

This is the second post rounding up the highlights of Beyond Words French Literature Festival 2019. “So many books have been written with Paris as a character and there are so many clichés about its […]

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Interview Boyd Tonkin, author & critic