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Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman
In our Nature column, Sophie Elmhirst tips her toe along Dorset's Jurassic Coast to discover the reality of sea-swimming on home turf.
Politicians create narrative from scant facts on a daily basis - it's part of the job. New memoirs from Johnson and Widdecombe offer an example of how-to (and how not-to) use this skill.
Like dying, birth is something we can all relate to.
The Books Interview.
Sophie Elmhirst explores our letters page.
Win or lose, on the booze.
Left Field: On wild boar and other beasts.
Betrayal is not always a not always an act of malicious intent, or a sign of power. It can be a demonstration of weakness.