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New and Recommended: Our Front Table

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Our Front Table is reserved for our pick of lively and surprising non-fiction. Find something unexpected here today.

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It is in the midst of a swirling river, casting a line, that Mark Wormald meets Ted Hughes.He stands where the poet stood, forty years ago, because fishing was Ted Hughes's way of breathing – and because the poet's writing has made…

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If we're talking agoraphobia, we're talking books. I slip between their covers, lose myself in the turn of one page, re-discover myself on the next. Reading is a game of hide-and-seek. Narrative and neurosis, uneasy bedfellows sleeping top…

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People have perennially projected their fantasies onto the North as a frozen no-man's-land full of marauding Vikings or as the unspoiled landscape of a purer, more elemental form of life. Bernd Brunner recovers the encounters of adventurers…

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This Woman's Work: Essays on Music is edited by Kim Gordon and Sinead Gleeson and features contributors Anne Enright, Fatima Bhutto, Jenn Pelly, Rachel Kushner, Juliana Huxtable, Leslie Jamison, Liz Pelly, Maggie Nelson, Margo Jefferson,…

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Nine-year-old Ira-Abel Rawles lives on Hook Farm in the village of UNDERWHELEM. Next to the farm is Gore Woods, Ira's sanctuary, overseen by Orlam, the all-seeing lamb's eyeball who is Ira-Abel's guardian and protector. Here, drawing on the…

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A classic and vivid history of Ukraine'A fascinating and often violent odyssey, spanning more than 1,000 years of conflict and culture' Independent on SundayCentre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, then divided…

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Unexhausted Time inhabits a world of dream and dawn, in which thoughts touch us ‘like soft rain’, and all the elements are brought closer in.Feelings, messages, symbols, visions . . . Emily Berry’s latest collection…

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‘Every page sparkles.’ Claire Tomalin‘Crackling with gusto and sympathetic intelligence’ Andrew Motion‘A triumph.’ Matt Haig‘Stylish, scholarly and gripping’ Rose…

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