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By Guy Somerset in

Issue 3881 18th Sep 2014

In The Novel: A Biography, British academic and publisher Michael Schmidt attempts to get to grips with humanity’s greatest literary art form through the critical writings of the world’s greatest authors.

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By Diana Wichtel in

Issue 3879 4th Sep 2014

How did the child who thought he might be a rock star find himself in Borneo at 3am holding a frog? Comedian Bill Bailey makes such disparities a theme of his latest show.

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