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What comes across is the decadence and excess of McQueen and Galliano
TS Eliot's will contained a severe sentence: he did not wish to have a biography of himself published. With that in mind he had contrived the destruction of his early letters to his parents.
In the desperate days after 9/11 US officials saw in the Mauritanian not a suspect but a confirmed terrorist. His account of their abuse of him is essential reading
This beautifully written book traces the origins of Irish aid to the developing world through the story of the Fr Aengus Finucane his younger brother, Fr Jack
Etta Gloria Kinnick, an octogenarian, sets off on a mammoth trek across Canada. Early dementia has started to cloud her mind, and Etta knows this is her last chance to fulfil a wish to swim in the sea.
Review: A witty, delicate new novel covering one day in the life of an Indian student in London pays homage to Joyce and Homer
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