Ali Smith is one of our most interesting writers, pulling off the neat trick of being consistently innovative and experimental, while remaining compulsively readable: ‘It is what one hopes for in a modern novel, and yet it confounds all ...

Iain Sinclair’s Edge of the Orison retraces the poet John Clare’s 'Journey out of Essex'. His event at the London Review Bookshop interspersed readings from the book with anecdotes and digressions on its composition, before a generous ...

Suddenly straw bears are everywhere. The one that has been looming from our front window since the beginning of August was originally built to celebrate Tate Britain’s exploration of British Folk Art, in pale imitation of the magnificent straw King Alfred that takes centre stage in the ...

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