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Ian McEwan: 'I'm only 66 my notebook is still full of ideas'

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Ian McEwan: 'I'm only 66  my notebook is still full of ideas'
In Ian McEwan's book The Children Act, a high court judge must decide whether a teenage boy lives or dies. In his own life, the novelist feels mortality pressing in but, he says, he's enjoying himself far too much to slow down just yet Continue reading...

Under a Mackerel Sky by Rick Stein review raw memoir lays the chef bare

published about 9 hours ago
Under a Mackerel Sky by Rick Stein review  raw memoir lays the chef bare
Rick Stein's memoir is full of revelations, but only about himself Continue reading...

We Live in Water review Jess Walter's bleak but sympathetic short stories

published about 9 hours ago
We Live in Water review  Jess Walter's bleak but sympathetic short stories
These tales of male frustration, addiction and failure in north-western US cities are unsparing but insightful Continue reading...

The Emperor Far Away review an ambitious guide to China's far-flung corners

published about 9 hours ago
The Emperor Far Away review  an ambitious guide to China's far-flung corners
David Eimer's tour of the Chinese provinces is a reminder that there is much more to the country than its Pacific seaboard Continue reading...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: how much do you know? quiz

published about 9 hours ago
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: how much do you know?  quiz
It's 50 years since Charlie Bucket found his golden ticket and gained entrance to the mysterious world of confectioner extraordinaire Willy Wonka. So what do you remember about Roald Dahl's boy hero? Continue reading...