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Medieval sex
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Medieval sex

And the winner of the (medieval) Bad Sex in Fiction award is …

Book Review: Zombies by Roger Luckhurst
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Book Review: Zombies by Roger Luckhurst

Roger Luckhurst’s study of splatter schlock and ‘cinema vomitif’ should have been livelier.

Book Review: The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
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Book Review: The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray

An ill-conceived bank job provides the backdrop to a wonderful, unashamedly clever novel about capitalism.

Top 10 books about spies
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Top 10 books about spies

The literature of espionage, like its subjects, is often not to be trusted. These are some of the accounts you can believe.

Book Review – Hack Attack by Nick Davies
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Book Review – Hack Attack by Nick Davies

Did Rupert Murdoch get away with it? Nick Davies gives us the story behind the story.

Lasting influence of Harry Potter
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Lasting influence of Harry Potter

How Harry Potter has influenced the political values of the Millennial generation.

Is the internet killing ‘deep reading’?
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Is the internet killing ‘deep reading’?

In the Internet Age, are young people losing the ability to read properly?

Book Review – The Great Debate by Yuval Levin
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Book Review – The Great Debate by Yuval Levin

Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine’s fierce debate over the French revolution is still influencing the battle between left and right today.

Book Review – The Dark Box by John Cornwell
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Book Review – The Dark Box by John Cornwell

This history of Catholic confession is in large part an impassioned response to sexual abuse by the clergy. But does it focus too much on sex?

Book Review – I Spend, Therefore I Am by Philip Roscoe
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Book Review – I Spend, Therefore I Am by Philip Roscoe

How much can we blame the dismal science for the problems of the world – are cold economic calculations taking over our lives?

Book Review – Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives! by Richard Ned Lebow
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Book Review – Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives! by Richard Ned Lebow

Richard Ned Lebow imagines how European history would have unfolded if Archduke Franz Ferdinand had not been assassinated in 1914.

Book Review – An Atheist’s History of Belief by Matthew Kneale
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Book Review – An Atheist’s History of Belief by Matthew Kneale

Matthew Kneale’s broad-brushstroke history of religion will be applauded by atheists, but too many big questions are overlooked.

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