BOOKS

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Ten books to read in 2015

The National, January 2015 FICTION The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (March) To say that a new Ishiguro book is eagerly awaited is an understatement. The multi-award-­winning author…

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Weathering by Lucy Wood

The Observer, February 2015 It has all the hallmarks of a classic haunted house novel. A mother and her young daughter arrive at a dwelling by a swollen…

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How To Fly A Horse by Kevin Ashton

The Observer, January 2015 In the first few days of 2015, the CEO of Samsung promised that the Internet of Things – where everything is connected to the…

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The Room by Jonas Karlsson

The Observer, January 2015 New year, same old office politics – a world in which missed tea runs, excessive time on Facebook or cigarette breaks somehow take on…

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Simply English by Simon Heffer

The Observer, May 2014 If you are of the opinion that the newspaper headline “the economy shrank steeper than expected” isn’t just grammatically incorrect but, as Simon Heffer…

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Curious by Ian Leslie

The Observer, May 2014 It’s the paradox of our times. The internet offers us deeper and quicker access to more knowledge than ever before, but there is more and more…

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Mai Al Nakib’s Middle East in short

The National, May 2014 When Saddam Hussein ordered the attack on Kuwait in 1990, Mai Al Nakib was 19. She remembers the drama of skies blackened by burning…