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Francis Phillips

From Grantham to grandeur
19 Jan 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: biography, book reviews, Margaret Thatcher, UK
Jonathan Aitken has written a sympathetic but perceptive biography of Margaret Thatcher.

Penelope Fitzgerald: the valiant life of a mother and novelist
19 Dec 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: biography, book reviews, women writers
Domestic hardship meant the British writer was 60 before she could launch her career.

Year Zero: A History of 1945
13 Dec 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, World War II
What happens after a war is often as painful as the war itself.

Race With the Devil
29 Nov 2013 | FEATURES |
The story of a journey from racial hatred to rational love.

Red Love: The Story of an East German Family
15 Nov 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, East Germany, World War II
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 but much remains to be understood.

Permanent Present Tense
21 Oct 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, memory, neuroscience
The moving story of a man whose memory was limited to what happened 30 seconds ago.

My tutor, The Bard
7 Aug 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: education, Shakespeare
Teaching your children Shakespeare could be the most rewarding educational experience of their lives.

Iron Curtain
17 Jul 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, Communism, Eastern Europe
An arresting account of what happened in Eastern Europe post-World War II, and why the Communist system was bound to fail.

“The Last Man in Russia”
8 Jul 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: alcoholism, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
Russia is dying. Its population is shrinking. Its people are drinking themselves to death. Why?

“Going Solo”
4 Jul 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, loneliness, singles, sociology
Not just in America, but all over the world, more and more adults are living alone. Should we celebrate their freedom or be dismayed?

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