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Horatio Clare: ‘My psychosis was brought on by cannabis’

Two years ago the acclaimed travel writer suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown. He tells Katie Law about his delusional fantasies, being sectioned under the Mental Health Act and how he took the first steps to recovery

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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro: a fable about the value of life

With its hushed intensity of emotion, this fable about robot love and loneliness confirms Ishiguro as a master prose stylist, says Ian Thomson

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Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson review

He’s a cult figure whose first book sold over five million copies. Then he got ill and his critics accused him of having lost the plot. But his highly-anticipated sequel, released today, is full of sensible, humane advice, and shows he is still very much on top, says Melanie McDonagh

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Double Blind by Edward St Aubyn review: an ambitious novel of ideas

The author of the brilliant autobiographical Melrose sequence returns with an ambitious novel of ideas about genetic heritability, climate change and the role of technology in neuroscience, but does he pull it off, asks Katie Law

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Crime and thrillers: three for March

For his March roundup, Robert Dex chooses a debut set in 1932s Glasgow, an unlikely Japanese secretary-turned-sleuth criss-crossing the globe in search of clues, and the return of Yorkshire detective Alan Banks for his 27th outing

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Reasons for Hope: Penguin’s new essays celebrate the silver linings

The exciting line-up includes Richard Dawkins on how the Covid vaccine may help cancer research and Charlie Mackesy on discovering kindness in the community

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Read it before the film: the best upcoming page-to-screen adaptations

Read these now and you can feel like a smug smartypants when they hit the screen

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Prey: Immigration & the Erosion of Women’s Rights by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In her new book , the Somali-born critic of Islam appears more concerned with defending the criminalisation of migration than finding solutions to end the rise in sexual violence against women in the UK and Europe, says Maryam Namazie

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Raphael and the Antique by Claudia La Malfa review

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, this new study sheds light on particular aspects of Raphael's work and has a wonderful surprise at the end, says David Ekserdjian

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No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood: filthy and funny

She’s an extravagantly talented writer who, perhaps more than anyone else, has taken possession of Twitter as a literary art form, says Claire Allfree

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You Are Not The Man You Are Supposed To Be by Martin Robinson review

What does the term ‘masculinity’ really mean nowadays? The definition is changing all the time, mostly for the better, says The Book of Man founder

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The sexiest new books to add to your lust list

From short stories on sexuality to Lisa Taddeo’s much-hyped debut novel, literature is hotting up. Jessica Benjamin salutes the wave of filthy fiction

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Keats by Lucasta Miller review 

He could be impatient, selfish and cruel, and had a powerful appetite for sex. This new biography whisks us through the poet's short and restless life through the lens of his most famous poems  

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How Why Men Love Bitches has become a bestseller twenty years later

Why are people reading the outdated noughties dating self-help book all of a sudden?

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Consent by Vanessa Springora review

He was fifty and famous; she was just fourteen. More than thirty years on, this memoir - part recovery, part payback - about Vanessa Springora’s relationship with Gabriel Matzneff, shows that revenge is still a dish best eaten cold

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A billionaire’s blueprint for avoiding climate disaster

More storms, drought, flooding, wildfires and disease ... the Microsoft founder sets out how we can stop global warming in this forthright, meaty manifesto 

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Insatiable by Daisy Buchanan review: gratifyingly grubby

In between the threesomes, middle class sex parties and a great deal of cunnilingus, Daisy Buchanan quietly captures the aching loneliness of feeling cast drift in your twenties

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Why we still love Bridget Jones 25 years on

Mr 'Titspervert' Fitzherbert might not be allowed now, but Helen Fielding's inimitable creation remains as relevant and lovable as ever, says Jessie Thompson

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four books by Wolfgang Tillmans: thrilling, explicit and dazzling

The recording angel of the eternally youthful gay and club scenes may be 52 now, but he still has the power to force us to see the universe in a new light, says David Ekserdjian

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Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell by John Preston review: gripping

The extraordinary life - and death - of the media mogul whose boundless ambition included becoming Prime Minister reads like a gripping novel which happens to be true

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The New Age of Empire by Kehinde Andrews review

The claims made in this new book - that racism is everywhere - are nothing short of preposterous, argues Calvin Robinson

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The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames by Justine Cowan review: A memoir

It was only when the author discovered her mother’s shocking experiences as an orphan in the Foundling Hospital that she came to terms with the woman she had always detested 

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Velázquez The Complete Works review: bringing people to life

Where this mighty volume really scores is in allowing us to get so much closer to his pictures than any of its predecessors ever have, says David Ekerdjian

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The Panic Years by Nell Frizzell review

This important, well-intentioned book about the difficulties of modern motherhood fizzes with good ideas, but may come over as insensitive to women staring over the so-called fertility ‘cliff edge’, says Madeleine Feeny 

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Frostquake by Juliet Nicolson review: convincing, poetic and touching

Temperatures ‘low enough to freeze human flesh’ swept through Britain in the terrible winter of 1962; this timely social history has many parallels with today, says Marcus Field 

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Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera review: coming to terms with the past

Many people feel strongly about it, but there is little consensus on what the British empire left us, says the author of this timely new analysis

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Bernardine Evaristo: it’s been a very, very long journey

She’s best known for her Booker-winning novel but Bernardine Evaristo is returning to her drama school roots. She talks to Patricia Nicol about the future of theatre, finding fame 40 years into her career and her mixed feelings on her new OBE

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A war on words: how cancel culture is taking over the literary world

Books pulled last minute and staff threatening to strike because they disagree with JK Rowling - Katie Law reports on how publishing went woke

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The best diet books for 2021

Learn how to beat burnout, batch cook or go pegan (that’s paleo-meets-vegan) with the new wave of diet books, says Katie Law 

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Biracial Britain by Remi Adekoya review

Race is not a universal category but shaped by many different cultures

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People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd review: the dark side of Instagram

Husband-and-wife team Ellery Lloyd’s debut novel is a slick thriller about the perils of putting oneself in the social spotlight