An American Uprising in Second World War England by Kate Werran – review | History books

An American Uprising in Second World War England by Kate Werran – review | History books

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When almost 3 million American GIs began arriving in the UK from January 1942, the eventual perception was – as George Orwell observed – that it was “difficult to go anywhere in London without having the feeling that Britain is now Occupied Territory”. Less well known is the remainder of Orwell’s comment. “The general consensus
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Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight retelling Midnight Sun comes out after 12 years | Books

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Twelve years after Stephenie Meyer put Midnight Sun, her telling of the Twilight saga from vampire Edward Cullen’s perspective, “on hold indefinitely”, the novel has finally been published – and is already topping book charts. Meyer scrapped plans for the book in 2008 after a draft of her manuscript leaked on the internet, saying at
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John Boyne accidentally includes Zelda video game monsters in novel | Books

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John Boyne, the award-winning author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, has acknowledged that a cursory Google led to him accidentally including monsters from the popular video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in his new novel. Boyne’s A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom opens in AD1 and ends 2,000
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Booker-longlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga freed on bail in Zimbabwe | Books

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The Booker-longlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga has been freed on bail after her arrest during anti-corruption protests in Zimbabwe last week. The acclaimed writer, who was longlisted for the 2020 Booker prize for her novel This Mournable Body, documented her arrest on Friday with another protester, Julie Barnes, in the Harare suburb of Borrowdale. The author
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Best books on wearing a mask

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Best books on wearing a mask: Author Patricia Nicol recommends tomes featuring characters who have their faces covered Patricia Nicol shared a selection of books with characters wearing a face mask The Man In The Iron Mask features rumours about the identity of a prison inmate  Notorious sociopath Hannibal Lecter, wears a mask in The
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Nicholson Baker: ‘I fear America has become a bloated roadkill cadaver’ | Life and style

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Born in New York, Nicholson Baker, 63, published The Mezzanine, a novel detailing a lunch hour, in 1986. He has written 11 novels and won the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award for Double Fold: Libraries And The Assault On Paper. Baseless: My Search For Secrets In The Ruins Of The Freedom Of Information Act
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Oliver Letwin, the unlikely merchant of technological doom | Politics

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Oliver Letwin’s strange and somewhat alarming new book begins at midnight on Thursday 31 December 2037. In Swindon – stay with me! – a man called Aameen Patel is working the graveyard shift at Highways England’s traffic HQ when his computer screen goes blank, and the room is plunged into darkness. He tries to report
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Sex Robots & Vegan Meat by Jenny Kleeman review – the future of food, birth and death? | Books

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In a plain factory building in the San Marcos hills, north of San Diego in California, a technological revolution is under way. There, a team of AI experts are developing a new brand of woman that can smile, flutter her eyelids, make small-talk and remember the names of your siblings. Harmony – for that is
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WHAT BOOK would author Stanley Johnson take to a desert island?  

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WHAT BOOK would author Stanley Johnson take to a desert island? Stanley Johnson has recently finished reading Unfair Game by Lord Ashcroft He revealed that he would take Homer’s Odyssey to a desert island  Author explained why James Joyce’s Ulysses left him cold By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 17:02 EDT, 23 July 2020 | Updated: 17:02 EDT, 23 July
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Teacher horrifies book lovers by revealing she PAINTS her books black and white

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A primary school teacher has horrified social media users after revealing she paints book covers to create fake designer titles.   Rose Kaylee, from Australia, posted a video of her creation on TikTok, and revealed she made it as a ‘little project during coronavirus isolation’ and was ‘so happy with how they turned out’. In the video,
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