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Phoebe Waller-Bridge: ‘There was an alternative ending to Fleabag … but I’ll never tell’ | Books

Join Hafta-Ichi to find out the article “Phoebe Waller-Bridge: ‘There was an alternative ending to Fleabag … but I’ll never tell’ | Books” How many really good works do you think a writer has in them?I’m going to say infinite for the sake of my own professional optimism, but I don’t think there’s a rule. …

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The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy review – horrifying events told with exquisite language | Fiction

Join Hafta-Ichi to find out the article “The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy review – horrifying events told with exquisite language | Fiction” Meena Kandasamy’s powerful debut casts a spotlight on the plight of Dalit agricultural workers in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, who are murdered by oppressive upper-caste landlords. Her book is …

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War and Peace: the 10 things you need to know (if you haven’t actually read it) | Leo Tolstoy

Join Hafta-Ichi to find out the article “War and Peace: the 10 things you need to know (if you haven’t actually read it) | Leo Tolstoy” 1 People change. The characters in War and Peace endure extreme experiences, and emerge at the end as quite different people. The miracle of the book is that the …

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‘They were forgotten’: the great female cartoonists who have been overlooked | Books

Join Hafta-Ichi to find out the article “‘They were forgotten’: the great female cartoonists who have been overlooked | Books” The world of comic books, both on the page and off, is one that’s typically dominated by men. It’s an unavoidable gender skew yet what gets pushed to the forefront often hides a wealth of …

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Vietnam by Max Hastings review – an effort to exonerate the US military | Books

Join Hafta-Ichi to find out the article “Vietnam by Max Hastings review – an effort to exonerate the US military | Books” Max Hastings has direct experience of the Vietnam war. In January 1968 he was in a group of foreign journalists treated by Lyndon Johnson to a collective interview that became a harangue. Over …

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Florence Foster Jenkins biography review – why did the singer expose herself to mockery? | Biography books

Join Hafta-Ichi to find out the article “Florence Foster Jenkins biography review – why did the singer expose herself to mockery? | Biography books” On 25 October 1944, as Japanese and American forces pulverised one another in the Pacific, Florence Foster Jenkins took to the stage at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Before a crowd of 3,000 – …

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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones review – packed with ideas and emotion | Books

Join Hafta-Ichi to find out the article “An American Marriage by Tayari Jones review – packed with ideas and emotion | Books” This is the first of Tayari Jones’s four novels to appear in the UK and her publisher’s confidence has been rewarded; earlier this month, An American Marriage won the Women’s prize for fiction, …

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