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The visionary English novelist’s dystopian imagination, defined by cataclysmic events, quarantines and technological isolation, has never felt so prescient.
The celebrity chef on the moon landings, Greek philosophers and getting angry with his phone.
Hilary Mantel, Rowan Williams, Elif Shafak, Michael Morpurgo and more on the cultural artefacts and pursuits that bring them solace in dark times.
There’s only one thing I want to do, and that is to be outside.
A new poem by Simon Armitage.
I embark on the new Hilary Mantel novel, The Mirror and the Light, and immediately find myself lost in it, grateful to be swirled back through the centuries, to 1536.
Harry Rée was a grammar school teacher when war broke out in 1939. Then he joined Churchill’s secret army.
It’s also the most popular show on Netflix right now.
The trouble of focusing in a fractured world.
What to do with bored, fractious children in lockdown conditions? Read with them.
Weeds are the native vegetation exercising their birthright.