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Lessons from a Rabbit, a Cat and an Otter
Margaret Somerville | 28 February 2017
tags: animals, children's books, children's literature


The Story of Kullervo
Emily Watson | 29 July 2016
tags: JRR Tolkien, literature, mythology
An early and dark Tolkien short story contains seeds of later works.


God Is No Thing
Francis Phillips | 18 July 2016
tags: apologetics, book reviews, Christianity
The case for faith, by the religion editor of The Times Literary Supplement.


Iceland’s giant killers
Walter Pless | 28 June 2016
tags: England, football, Iceland, soccer, sport
A sporting minnow has defeated England in the 2016 European Championship


Murder and intrigue at the seaside
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 June 2016
tags: book lists, crime novels
MercatorNet readers reveal their favourite crime reads for the beach.


Great books for great dads
Mary Cooney | 16 June 2016
tags: book lists, Father's Day
A way to shows dads and husbands how much we appreciate them.


Happy birthday, Charlotte! Celebrating the creator of Jane Eyre
Christine Alexander | 10 June 2016
tags: anniversaries, Charlotte Brontë, literature
200 years since the birth of Charlotte Bronte her heroine’s fame is undiminished.


Whodunnits: readers’ choice of beach books
Carolyn Moynihan | 07 June 2016
tags: book lists, crime novels, summer reading, thrillers
Which crime or mystery thriller should we pack to take on holiday?


Herodotus: the world’s first great historian
Julia Kindt | 30 May 2016
tags: ancient Greece, Herodotus, history
His sense of wonder and discovery is still enthralling after 2500 years


Heroes and heroines of conscience: the list
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 April 2016
tags: book lists, conscience, heroes
Top ten readers picks of best books and characters.


Marx, Freud, Hitler, Mandela, Greer… Shakespeare influenced them all
Robert White | 19 April 2016
tags: literature, Shakespeare
400 years after his death, there seems no sign of Shakespeare going away again any day soon.


The heroic life and mysterious disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg
Francis Phillips | 12 April 2016
tags: book reviews, Soviet Union, WW II
A new biography leaves important questions about this WWII hero unanswered.


SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
Michael Kirke | 08 April 2016
tags: Ancient Rome, book reviews, Christianity, history
An exciting history of a great and cruel people


Laurus: the history of a man’s soul
Michael Kirke | 18 March 2016
tags: literature, Middle Ages, Russia
A surprising new Russian novel recommends 'the way of the saints'.


Literature’s famous homes
Joanna Roughton | 04 March 2016
tags: classics, home


Leonardo da Vinci’s lolcats
Gabriele Neher | 01 March 2016
tags: arts, cats, Leonardo da Vinci
Why Leonardo would have aced the internet cat craze.


A history of English ... in five words
Simon Horobin | 26 February 2016
tags: English language, history, linguistics
The diverse origins of our global lingua franca.


Martin Luther King Jr. and the ancient Greeks
Timothy Joseph | 15 February 2016
tags: classics, Martin Luther King Jr, rhetoric
Socrates and King both lost their lives and saw peaceful agitation as essential to their work.


Church of Spies
Francis Phillips | 04 February 2016
tags: book reviews, Hitler, Pope Pius XII
The Pope’s secret war against Hitler.


Sparing Mr Rouhani’s culture, hiding a truth about our own
Chiara Bertoglio | 01 February 2016
tags: art, Christianity, Islam, nudity
Italy's nude sculptures cover-up exposes contrasting attitudes to the body.


Jane Austen’s Emma at 200
Camilla Nelson | 25 January 2016
tags: book reviews, Jane Austen
Time has only given this classic novel greater fame.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Gavin Rice | 15 January 2016
tags: Star Wars, The Force Awakens
J.J. Abrams renews the Star Wars mythos.


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