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A Short History of London by Simon Jenkins
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Capital ideas: hold on, Jenkins, I ought to get trading standards on you. For this is no short history of London, it’s a long polemic on London. And the two are very different things.

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The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
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Oskar’s the winner: in which Günter Grass lures the reader with an apparently simple tale of dwarfism, musical dysphoria, incest, Nazism, murder, Oedipal longings, and madness, before spinning into something far more complex. The “imitation of Christ ...more
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The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
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The empire strikes back: apprentice work this may be but Doris Lessing’s debut caused shock and amazement when it landed these 70 years ago, and it’s still confronting now. My confession is that this is a first for me; a Lessing introduction, and I’m ...more
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The empire strikes back: apprentice work this may be but Doris Lessing’s debut caused shock and amazement when it landed these 70 years ago, and it’s still confronting now. My confession is that this is a first for me; a Lessing introduction, and I’m ...more
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Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
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Ambitious in a vicious manner, or Mummy is the root of all evil: it’s difficult to know in Framley Parsonage whether the greater damage is done by cleric Mark Robarts’s ideas above his station, or the machinations of the dowagers Grantly, Lufton and ...more
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