Valerie Bonham

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How Sexual Dominance Influences Politics

The link between sex and dominance is age-old and pervasive. From the works of the Marquis de Sade to Vladimir Nabokov, literature is suffused with …

Fascism

Why we need to teach political philosophy in schools

What is the spectre haunting Europe today? It’s simple. The thing that truly dogs us, that really drags at our heels, is ignorance. Ignorance of the …

Political Philosophy

The Girl on the Train

• <b>Author:</b> Paula Hawkins<p><b>A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.</b><p>Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to …

Diary of an Oxygen Thief

• <b>Author:</b> Anonymous<p>Hurt people hurt people.<p>Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer’s assistant and, somehow, they met in <i>Bright Lights, Big City</i>. He’s blinded by love. She by ambition. <i>Diary of an Oxygen Thief</i> is an honest, hilarious, and …

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

• <b>Author:</b> Melanie Benjamin<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Aviator’s Wife returns with a triumphant new novel about New York’s “Swans” of the 1950s—and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe</b> …

Devil in a Blue Dress

• <b>Author:</b> Walter Mosley<p><i>Devil in a Blue Dress</i>, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse.<p>Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, …

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

• <b>Author:</b> Diana Gabaldon<p>In her now classic novel <i>Outlander,</i> Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN …

Burned

• <b>Author:</b> Carol Higgins Clark<p><b>New York Times bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark's trademark light touch, humor, and quirky characters make for another wonderfully unpredictable mystery. Say "Aloha" to an unforgettable Hawaiian adventure!</b><p>L.A.-based private detective Regan Reilly gets a call from …

The Light of Paris

• <b>Author:</b> Eleanor Brown<p><b>“I adored The Light of Paris. It’s so lovely and big-hearted—it made me long for Paris.”—Jojo Moyes, New York Times-bestselling author of Me Before You and After You</b><p><b>The miraculous novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Weird Sisters—a sensation beloved by</b> …

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas C. Foster<p>A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and …

Act of War

• <b>Author:</b> Brad Thor<p>#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever!<p>After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem—no one knows if she can be trusted.<p>But …

The Eternal Wonder

• <b>Author:</b> Pearl S. Buck<p><b>Lost for forty years, a new novel by the author of The Good Earth</b><i><br>The Eternal Wonder</i> tells the coming-of-age story of Randolph Colfax (Rann for short), an extraordinarily gifted young man whose search for meaning and purpose leads him to New York, England, Paris, a mission …

Caramel Apple Crisp with Easy Caramel Sauce

<i>Gluten-free Caramel Apple Crisp with Easy Caramel Sauce is decadent and delicious. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream for a heavenly fall treat!</i> …

Lemon Shortbread Crumble Bars: The ULTIMATE Lemon Lover's Dessert!

<i>I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter!</i><p>Do you guys brush …

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Lemon Glaze

Protein-rich yogurt and heart-healthy olive oil combine to keep this tangy Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Lemon Glaze moist and flavorful. …

Recipe: Cherry Pie Bars

<b>DIRECTIONS</b><p>Preheat oven to 350°F.<br>• With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until combined and fluffy. Add egg yolks and beat until …

French Toast Egg Muffins Easy Recipe for Breakfast

<i>Looking forward to a lazy Saturday morning? Make it even more glorious with a mouthwatering French Toast Egg Muffins breakfast that you can whip up</i> …

Love and betrayal, spies and patriots, murder and romance, Roosevelt versus Hitler on the eve of World War Two... Flowers From Berlin - The Classic American Spy Novel (25th Anniversary Edition) by Noel Hynd

It is 1939. Roosevelt is winding down his second term in the White House. The Nazis have taken Austria, and Stalin’s Red Army is systematically …

Remembrance Day

20 best audiobooks of all time

Following the announcement that sales have doubled in the past five years, Carole Mansur picks the 20 best audiobooks of all time:<p><b>1 A Delicate Truth written and read by John le Carré</b> <br>(10 hrs 30 mins, Penguin/Audible download £13.10)<br>Le Carré’s 23rd novel, a post-Iraq inquest into the privatisation …

Most-shared books: the favourites we give again and again

Whether for birthdays, words of comfort, or World Book Night, here are the books we can't stop giving<p>While doing my tax return, I totted up the number of books I had bought last year and counted a whopping seven copies of Winifred Watson's 1938 novel <b>Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day</b>.<p>Seven! I hadn't …

Technology killed bookstore chains. Can technology save indie bookstores?, by Glenn Fleishman

It's great when the received narrative gets disrupted, and Oren Teicher, the CEO of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), has heard more than …

Classical music you didn't know you knew

There are some classical pieces you know you can hum if someone mentions the name - but there are other pieces you may not even know you knew.

13 Habits Science Shows Will Help You Fall Asleep Faster And Sleep Better

Sleep is hard, especially in a world where people spend their time busy and stressed.<p>But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and …

Kirkville - Here’s What’s Wrong with Classical Music on Streaming Services (Part Whatever)

Classical music is hard to get right on streaming services. From dodgy metadata to inconsistent work names, it’s a real slog to stream classical …

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Where has classical music gone on mainstream TV?

Famous classical musicians are lining up to appear on 'Mozart in the Jungle.' Why has the Amazon series about classical music become such a rarity?

The downside of being happy

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>The idea that sadness somehow kindles creativity is a popular and long-lasting one. Its roots go back to antiquity; even Aristotle noted that those who excelled in the arts, politics and philosophy had a tendency toward “melancholia.” The artistic canon appears to be full of …

A Morbid Taste for Bones

• <b>Author:</b> Ellis Peters<p><b>In the first installment of an iconic historical mystery series, a medieval monk seeks a saint’s remains for Shrewsbury Abbey—but finds a murderous sinner instead.</b><p>A Welsh Benedictine monk living at Shrewsbury Abbey in western England, Brother Cadfael spends much of his time …