Reading George RR Martin's new book Fire and Blood feels like homework

Martin appears to have made the assumption that historical writing should be dry and clinical, but fans will likely be left frustrated with this extensive, exhaustive history of the Targaryen family and their dragons

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Wilfred Owen’s five best poems about war and ‘doomed youth’

Writer killed in action a week before Armistice Day lives on through verse expressing brutal realities of combat in unflinching detail

Wilfred Owen’s five best poems about war and ‘doomed youth’

Writer killed in action a week before Armistice Day lives on through verse expressing brutal realities of combat in unflinching detail

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Mama knows best? How children's books still embody sexism

Children’s picture books often show the protagonists defying restrictive gender roles – but what about their parents? It’s time for Mum and Dad to grow up too, says Sara Petersen

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Alex Johnson Case of the 'invisible' books: 10 titles 'written' by Sherlock Holmes

Every Wednesday, Alex Johnson delves into a unique collection of titles

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Alex Johnson 'How Parliament Works' and other books borrowed by MPs

Every Wednesday, Alex Johnson delves into a unique collection of titles

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