The Man Who Couldn't Stop review David Adam's compelling study of OCD The Man Who Couldn't Stop review  David Adam's compelling study of OCD

Case studies including Churchill, Nikola Tesla and Hans Christian Andersen offer fascinating insights into OCD"Only a fool or liar will tell you how the brain works," says the author, midway through this fascinating study of the living nightmare that is obsessive compulsive disorder. And rest assured, Dr David Adam is neither. Indeed, he has written one of the best and most readable...

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Brashares writes time travel as "an immigrant story"

'Traveling Pants' author tackles time travel

včera, 13:03
Would the perfect family contain a child from every race? Would the perfect family contain a child from every race?

Josephine Baker thought so - and adopted a 'rainbow tribe' of children to prove it

včera, 17:00
War. What Is It Good for? review War. What Is It Good for?  review

Taking an evolutionary approach to history, Ian Morris argues that humanity has benefited from centuries of warfareWar is good for absolutely nothing; it means "destruction of innocent lives" and "tears to thousands of mothers' eyes" so go the lyrics of the classic 1970 pop hit. does not agree. War is essential to history, he argues in his new book. Only through warfare has...

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The Knowledge review what to do come the apocalypse The Knowledge review  what to do come the apocalypse

Lewis Dartnell's guide to surviving Armageddon doesn't quite live up to its title, but it makes for a troubling readMost of the population has been wiped out by a virulent strain of avian flu and the job of rebuilding civilisation falls to you and a few other hardy survivors. Where do you begin, with just a smattering of the knowledge required?Such is the opening scenario of Lewis Dartnell's...

dnes, 9:35
Can't and Won't review Lydia Davis drops her guard Can't and Won't review  Lydia Davis drops her guard

The American writer's latest short stories have lost some of their humour but hint at new depthsA new collection by is a chance to revel in the possibilities of brevity. Can't and Won't spans 289 pages and features 122 stories; the majority come in at well under a page. Davis deploys many of her usual tropes. There are fictitious (or are they?) letters of complaint to frozen-pea manufacturers...

dnes, 9:04
My sister Joan needs a cookbook, says Jackie Collins My sister Joan needs a cookbook, says Jackie Collins

Launching her first book of recipes, the Beverly Hills author reveals her actress sister Joan Collins can only cook spaghetti bolognese

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The Temporary Gentleman review Sebastian Barry's hard-drinking, continent-spanning love story The Temporary Gentleman review  Sebastian Barry's hard-drinking, continent-spanning love story

A novel with pleasures similar to those of reading Jane AustenThis novel is an elegy not for a temporary gentleman but for his wife. The prose has the black-bordered elegance of a Victorian mourning letter yet it is, at the same time, a restless recollection of the life of a couple animated but doomed. It is written with a redeeming artistry almost as if good writing might have the power to...

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How one lost sheep found hope in Christianity How one lost sheep found hope in Christianity

Brought to her knees by her addictions, Lilian Pizzichini turned to Christianity for salvation

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The Edible Atlas review it's gastronomic heaven The Edible Atlas review  it's gastronomic heaven

Mina Holland tours the world for this entertaining yet educational store of food and cultural knowledgeThere's a glorious randomness about 's world tour of 39 cuisines. Why not 38 or 40? Why three in Africa and five in Italy? Not that it matters. Reading The Edible Atlas is like being on a long car journey with someone who never stops talking, and constantly strays off the point, yet who...

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