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My editor assigns me Lena Dunham’s new collection of essays, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’ and I immediately (...)

Amanda Knox was guilty of nothing more than extreme naivety. Photograph: Reuters

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Ireland’s reputation for producing sought-after authors of fantasy fiction has been further bolstered by the announcement that(...)