In Brief

The foundation years of the Tupperware empire have all the elements of a great story. Earl Tupper, an introverted inventor determined to become a millionaire ...

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In her mid-thirties, British writer and critic Olivia Laing moved to New York City to live with her partner. When the relationship ended, Laing found herself alone ...

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The Worst Woman in Sydney is the first biography devoted to the early twentieth-century Sydney underworld matriarch Kate Leigh. Leigh Straw attempts to tease out ...

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This small book is the culmination of a lifetime's thought about some of the deepest and most unfathomable philosophical questions: the limits of our ...

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According to A.N. Wilson, the Bible is badly misread by those fundamentalists, whether believers or atheists, who choose to read it in a literal-minded way rather than as ...

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Laurie Steed reviews 'The Toymaker' by Liam Pieper

Laurie Steed
Monday, 25 July 2016

Liam Pieper has been making quite a name for himself in recent years. He published his début memoir, The Feel Good Hit of the Year, to acclaim in 2014. He followed this ...

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Amid the resurgence of the personal essay, Barbara Blackman's volume is a paragon of the genre. It reminds us how much experience, anecdote, and wisdom can ...

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Doug Wallen reviews 'On Bowie' by Simon Critchley

Doug Wallen
Monday, 25 July 2016

When David Bowie died in January 2016, Simon Critchley received many invitations to reflect on the pop star, in part because he had published a collection of brief essays ...

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Dean Biron reviews 'Black Teeth' by Zane Lovitt

Dean Biron
Monday, 25 July 2016

Like James M. Cain's 1943 novella Double Indemnity – better known from Billy Wilder's influential film version of the following year – Black Teeth begins with a dubious ...

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Naama Amram reviews 'The Healing Party' by Micheline Lee

Naama Grey-Smith
Monday, 25 July 2016

Compelling from start to finish, The Healing Party is a mature and illuminating account of the complex ties of family. Micheline Lee's début novel follows Natasha Chan who ...

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