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BOOK REVIEW

Michel Barnier’s Secret Brexit Diary

Nigel Beevor
Portrait of EU Chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier

Michel Barnier has written a unique story from the diary he kept whilst he was leader of the European Union’s team negotiating the treaty for the UK’s departure from the EU.

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“The Promise” by Damon Galgut

Charlotte Mbali

A Tale of Four Funerals This novel, by a white South African, has just won the 2021 Booker prize. The setting is a farm outside Pretoria, owned by the Swart family. The plot is a series of four funerals, each occurring in a different decade of politics, 1980s to 2018. The ethical kernel is a […]

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Fungi

Juliet Blackburn
Mycelium

Juliet Blackburn reviews “Entangled Life”, Martin Sheldrake’s book about the fungi all around and within us, and upon which our life depends.

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A Curious List Of Leaders

Nigel Beevor

Nigel Beevor reviews Lord Adonis’ latest book, in which he assembles a “curious list of leaders” from articles he has written in the past.