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Ten books to read in August

Novels, short stories and a biography of the Kennedy who became a British aristocrat – these are the ten titles that should sit on your shelf this month.

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The Biggest Decor Trends The Year You Were Born

Some ideas were surprisingly ahead of their time, while others haven't exactly aged well.<p>Interior tastes evolve a bit slower than hairstyles or fashion, but you'd be surprised at how much can change from year to year. The frills of the '40s, the eclectic '70s, the pastel explosion of the '80s—what …

6 Classics to Add to the All-Male Book Club's Reading List

Straight white male authors are finally getting the recognition they have been systematically denied for centuries.<p>At the Man Book Club, a safe space …

100 books to change your life

We all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life?<p>That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions from writers, politicians and actors, who discuss the book that holds a special place in …

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6 Blogs That Can Teach You More Than an MBA

An MBA is still valuable, but so are the lessons taught daily in these blogs.<p>There are many good reasons to go to business school. Personally, I loved my two years at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Yet at the same time, there are reasons to <i>not</i> go to business …

12 Tragicomic Facts about Samuel Beckett

Born in 1906 in Dublin, Ireland, Samuel Beckett was a playwright, novelist, and poet who wrote about solitude, despair, and futility. Writing in both …

Literature

The Romanovs: masterful account of Russia’s doomed royal family

This May will see the release of Simon Sebag Montefiore’s The Romanovs: 1613-1918 in the United States. It is an exhaustive look at the full sweeping arc of Russia’s doomed royal family. The public has an insatiable appetite for the Romanovs, whether in the form of tiny animated bats or Orthodox …

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David Bowie: the man who loved books

For a man who left Bromley Technical High School with just one 'O' level (in art), David Bowie ended up a remarkably well-read man.<p>Bowie, who died aged 69 on January 10 2016, said that "when I'm relaxed what I do is read" and described a good week as one in which he pored through "three or four …

Literature