From jealousy to cowardice to greed, the power of vices is to inspire virtue.
Two very different biographical works give surprising insight into the great composer's character.
Including: Hilary Mantel, Rowan Williams, Grayson Perry, Alan Johnson, A S Byatt, Geoff Dyer, Alex Salmond, Kate Fox, William Boyd and Dave Eggers.
An extract from What If? Serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions by Randall Munroe, the creator of the wonderful web comic xkcd.
The Cure, the new Penguin editions of Camus, and the details of presentation.
A fascinating and funny dissection of the relationship between art and commerce.
After reading Cat Sense, you will never look at your cat in the same way again. You might wish you still could.
As he connects with Armenian peasants, we are reminded that this ill, suffering man, far from home, is one of the great writers of his time.
Sara Coleridge and Dora Wordsworth are finally emerging from their fathers' shadows in this insightful and compassionate book.
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