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Cherwell Books focuses on the importance of consent and honesty

Imagination and immediacy in travel writing

Ellie Duncan interviews Neil McQuillian, Senior Editor at Rough Guides

Between the World and Ta-Nehisi Coates

Altair Brandon-Salmon on an autobiographical look at American racism

Reinvention: a love affair with language

Tilly Nevin reviews approaches to the interplay of language and creativity

Writing the uncanny and the lyrical

Tilly Nevin reviews Gillian Cross and Daisy Johnson in conversation

Society divided: Dickens and revolution

Ethan Croft considers the politics of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities

The life and death of the millennial author

Daniel Curtis considers the implications of social media for literary legacies

Dostoyevsky and the crime of orthodoxy

Daniel Villar reflects on how Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s religious beliefs influenced his literature as the anniversary of his death approaches on 9 February

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Altair Brandon-Salmon revisits the classic Italian 20th century novel

Harry Potter and the Procrastinators’ Tome

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

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