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Margot Asquith's Great War Diary 1914-1916 - Michael , Eleanor Brock

A Downing Street diary with a difference; offering a unique record and a fascinating insight into the British government during WWI, written by Margot Asquith, the wife of the prime minister, H. H. Asquith.

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories - Marina Keegan

Marina Keegan (1989-2012) was an award-winning author, journalist, playwright, poet, actress and activist. Her non-fiction has been published in the New York Times; her fiction has been published on NewYorker.com and read on NPR's Selected Shorts; her mus

Locked In: One man's miraculous escape from the terrifying confines of Locked-in syndrome - Richard Marsh, Jeff Hudson

The gripping true story of one man's miraculous recovery from Locked-in syndrome. Richard Marsh is a retired Napa police officer. At the time of his stroke he was teaching Forensic Science at Napa High School, California. Now fully recovered, Richard liv

Locked In review one man's punchily written recovery story

Style matches subject matter in Richard Marsh's account of how he conquered locked-in syndromeOn Tuesday 19 May 2009, 55-year-old former policeman Richard Marsh felt a bit odd. The following day, a massive stroke sent him to intensive care where, unable t

The Adventures of Henry Thoreau by Michael Sims, review: 'a glimpse into Thoreau's times'

Henry Thoreau's retreat to Walden Pond continues to influence US culture even today, says Nicholas Blincoe

The Opposite of Loneliness review Marina Keegan's life cut short

Keegan's posthumous collection of essays and stories shows a prodigious talent already in full bloomWhen Marina Keegan graduated from Yale in 2012 her CV already boasted internships at the Paris Review and the New Yorker (at which a much-coveted staff job

Brando's Smile - Susan Mizruchi

Susan Mizruchi, a professor of English at Boston University, specialises in American literature, cultural history and film. Her most recent work was The Rise of Multicultural America. Renowned cultural scholar Susan L. Mizruchi explores the Brando that w

Gilbert and George, Jonathan Harvey, Chichester Festival Theatre

Artistic duo Gilbert & George on their provocative exhibition, Scapegoating Pictures, and why they think religion should be banned.

Gilbert and George, Jonathan Harvey, Chichester Festival Theatre

Artistic duo Gilbert & George on their provocative exhibition, Scapegoating Pictures, and why they think religion should be banned.

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee - Marja Mills

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last 50 years, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Lee, known to her friends