Deservedly a cult classic since John McGahern championed it on its republication in 2003, Stoner, in this, its 50th anniversary year, is a great novel(...)

(...) things happened after the previous review. First, a man who was at the next table wrote to me to say how(...)

The previously unknown 1623 edition of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, described as the most important work in the English language. Photograph: Getty Images

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Elvis Presley, with bass player Bill Black, guitarist Scotty Moore and Sun Records and Memphis Recording studio head Sam Phillips, far right,  during a recording session in Memphis,  in  1954. Photograph: AP

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Irish labour leader and founder of the Irish TGWU Jim Larkin speaking at a strike meeting in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Walshe/Getty Images

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(...) minded, his book will be of particular interest to those for whom the law is a passion or a profession(...)

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(...) she is to the cerebral. This is a daunting book that it will resound close – perhaps too close – for(...)

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats as to Four Quartets. However, there are many readers of Eliot, and(...)

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