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How the actions of the Ted Hughes estate will change my biography

Jaguar in cage, thought-fox on page, hawk in rain, pike in pond: it was Ted Hughes who got me hooked on poetry when I was a teenager. I shall never forget the experience of hearing him read "Crow" at a little gallery in Cambridge when I was an undergraduate. Later, I felt that his career had gone …

Hilary Mantel interview: 'My problem is never ideas. My problem is time'

<b>How easy has the RSC's recent theatre adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies been for you?</b> <br>I am a very deliberate and cautious person and I am used to turning things over in the silence and privacy of my mind for hours and hours. In the theatre it is not like that. When you are in …

I Put a Spell on You by John Burnside – review

John Burnside's new memoir is a marvellously meandering, digressive study of the nature of love, built partly around the songs that formed him in his childhood and youth, and became "strands in the fabric" of himself. His mother sang along to yearning Andy Williams ballads on the radio, in the …

Jo Nesbø on The Redbreast – Guardian book club

The Norwegian thriller writer explains how his father's experience of fighting for the Nazis informed the third – and most personal – novel in the Harry Hole series<p><i>The Redbreast</i> is my most personal novel. It is the story my father wanted to tell, about Norwegians on both sides of nazism during the …

Dickens letter on shelter for women: clean underwear, baths and pianos

If Eliza Wilkins was going to be helped, in 1852 the ever practical Charles Dickens decided she first needed clean underwear and a bath – preferably two baths.<p>In 1847 Dickens had founded a "home for homeless women" with his friend the wealthy philanthropist Baroness Burdett-Coutts. With typical …

The 100 best novels: No 34 – Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1901)

<i>Kim</i>, Kipling's extraordinarily topical masterpiece, has one of the most brilliant openings in this series: "He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Ghar – the Wonder Horse, as the natives call the Lahore museum. Who hold …

Poet of a magical Latin American world

<b>Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, died on April 17th aged 87</b><p>AS HE later told it, Gabriel García Márquez, who has died at his home in Mexico …

The End of Your Life Book Club

• <b>Author:</b> Will Schwalbe<p>“What are you reading?”<p>That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors …

John Wayne: The Life and Legend

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Eyman<p>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling biography of John Wayne: “authoritative and enormously engaging…Eyman takes you through Wayne’s life, his death, and his legend in a detailed, remarkably knowledgeable yet extremely readable way” (Peter Bogdanovich, <i>The New York Times Book …

John Quincy Adams

• <b>Author:</b> Fred Kaplan<p>Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams, an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history—a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation.<p>In …