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Izzy Smith is reminded of the comforting power of the books of our childhood

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Beth James reflects on the forgotten female modernist poet, Hope Mirrlees

García Marquez makes magical realism realistic

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Raffaella Sero considers why Agatha Christie's characters still enthral us in the present day

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James Lamming explores the relevance of George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' in the era of Trump

A feminist rereading of Austen for 2018

The 18th century novel is surprisingly relevant to the issues facing women today

Science fiction that shaped the Revolution

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