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On the Home Front

With the Imperial War Museum London reopening this Saturday, their Senior Historian Terry Charman shares some of the stories which defined life on the Home Front during the First World War. Read more
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In conversation: Ann Weisgarber

Richard Lee spoke to historical novelist Ann Weisgarber whose first novel The Personal History of Rachel Dupree was longlisted for the Orange Prize and won the David J. Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction. Here they discuss her latest novel, The Promise - shortlisted for this year's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Read more
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Read The Baby Boom

Read the opening chapter of P.J. O'Rourke's The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way And It Wasn’t My Fault And I’ll Never Do It Again. Read more
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The hardest-ever Grand Tour

Tim Moore's Gironimo! (Radio 4 Book of the Week this week) sees him set out to ride the course of the infamous 1914 Giro d'Italia - a route which led Bradley Wiggins to ask "Why on earth did I choose to do this bloody race?" Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Vladimir Alexandrov

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Vladimir Alexandrov, professor of Slavic languages and literatures at Yale University, and author of The Black Russian. Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Stephen Walsh

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Stephen Walsh,  recently retired professor at Cardiff University School of Music, and author of Musorgsky and his Circle. Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Sheila Fitzpatrick

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Sheila Fitzpatrick, honorary professor of the University of Sydney, and author of A Spy in the Archives. Read more
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Pushkin House Book Prize: Owen Matthews

In the lead up to the announcement of this year's Pushkin House Book Prize winner we'll be sharing interviews with each of the shortlisted authors - today we're speaking to Owen Matthews, a journalist based in Istanbul, and author of Glorious Misadventures. Read more
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One woman’s war

Laura Clouting - of the Imperial War Museum London - explains how a chance discovery uncovered a distinctive and insightful new perspective on World War One... Read more
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JFK 50: Libra by Don DeLillo

Today, we're reconstructing the day of John F. Kennedy's assassination with extracts from two books - one fiction and one non-fiction. Here's our second extract, taken from Don DeLillo's modern classic, Libra... Read more