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Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother & Daughter - Lyndall Gordon

`As a child, I'm to be my mother's "sister" because she wants one so. My part is to be there if she's ill. At four years old, it's a privilege to have this responsibility instead of trotting off to nursery school like other children.' So begins the ren

The Wrong Knickers - A Decade of Chaos - Bryony Gordon

Bryony Gordon survived her adolescence by dreaming about the life she'd have in her twenties: the perfect job; the lovely flat; the amazing boyfriend. The reality was something of a shock. Her Telegraph column was a diary of her daily screw-ups; she lived

Littlejohn's Lost World review why modern life is rubbish

The Daily Mail columnist's memoir laments the good old days – in painful detail.

Another Great Day at Sea by Geoff Dyer, review: 'elegant and playful'

Geoff Dyer's hilarious account of life on board an aircraft carrier delights David Annand

GUTS: Viv Albertine Interviewed

The Slits guitarist chats to Aug Stone about the intuition, coincidences, and going all the way that went into writing her autobiography.

The Wrong Knickers: a Decade of Chaos by Bryony Gordon, review: 'the real Bridget Jones'

Bryony Gordon's slapstick account of a decade of one-night stands has a sadness at its heart, says Viv Groskop

Divided Lives confronts female contradictions down the generations

Daughterhood, as Lyndall Gordon demonstrates in her intense and semi-poetic family memoir, is a complex and demanding role.

Eleanor Marx. By Rachel Holmes

ITS plot could be something from the pages of a Joseph Conrad thriller.

Rock Stars Stole My Life! A Big Bad Love Affair with Music by Mark Ellen, book review

Depending on your purview, you'll know Mark Ellen either as one of the key brains behind some of the greatest music magazines of the last 40 years (imperial period Smash Hits, Q, Mojo, The Word); or maybe as the presenter of The Old Grey Whistle Test or L

Book review: The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas

HILLY Janes has written the best of the many books about Dylan Thomas which I have read.