Mrs Engels is more character than plot — but what a character! And there are some perplexities about chronology that might have sunk a lesser work, but seem mere trifles here, blown away by the power of the narrative voice. It’s an amazing achievement

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Máire T Robinson: “try leaving write what you know aside. Instead, embrace what you don’t know. Write what you want to find out. Write what fascinates you, troubles you, terrifies you”

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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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