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Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan - review

How a case of suspected bedbugs became a medical drama with worrying implications One morning, Susannah Cahalan woke from dreams of bedbugs to find two red dots on the main vein in one arm. She called an exterminator to comb through her Manhattan apartme

Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra: review

Adam O'Riordan is captivated by a brief, elegant novel of life and writing after Pinochet

The Engagement by Chloe Hooper: review

Catherine Taylor is gripped by a high-octane tale of coercion, fantasy and feminism

RSC wins rights to stage Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell novels

Artistic director Gregory Doran says he has perfect actor in mind to play lead in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies Gregory Doran has a good idea of who could play what will be one of the most sought-after theatrical parts of recent years. Common sense s

RSC wins rights to stage Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell novels

Artistic director Gregory Doran says he has perfect actor in mind to play lead in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies Gregory Doran has a good idea of who could play what will be one of the most sought-after theatrical parts of recent years. Common sense s

Hilary Mantel on having her Cromwell novels adapted by the RSC - video

The Wolf Hall author on seeing characters that have been 'fighting to get off the page' put on stage

Hilary Mantel on having her Cromwell novels adapted by the RSC - video

The Wolf Hall author on seeing characters that have been 'fighting to get off the page' put on stage