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The Soul Of An Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Shooting Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in 1916 – the first motion picture filmed underwater, no less – J Ernest Williamson trembled: “No words can adequately describe the sickening…

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Is the ‘Arabic Booker’ working?

When the International Prize for Arabic Fiction was launched in Abu Dhabi in 2007, its chairman, Jonathan Taylor, said he looked forward to seeing “more high-quality Arabic fiction…

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Raja Alem interview

The National, June 2016 When Raja Alem won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2011 with The Dove’s Necklace, she might have expected that her fascinating exploration into…

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The Soul Of An Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Shooting Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in 1916 – the first motion picture filmed underwater, no less – J Ernest Williamson trembled: “No words can adequately describe the sickening…

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Top Gear Episode 1 Review

The National, May 2016 “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This was new presenter Matt LeBlanc’s attitude to Top Gear when The National asked him how he was getting to grips…

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Restoration by Alexander Larman

The Observer, May 2016 Alexander Larman says in his introduction to Restoration: The Year of the Great Fire that his first book, a biography of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, left him…