Bryan Adams performs  at the 2016 Juno Awards in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 3rd, 2016. File photograph: Mike Ridewood/Reuters

Canadian singer Bryan Adams has cancelled a show in Mississippi to protest a new state law that will allow people with religious objections deny servi(...)

Stormont Parliament buildings: The problem goes beyond everyone knowing everyone else, or of our ‘elites’ being more of a brass ring than a golden circle.  File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

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John Grisham, a former lawyer and politician, is heavily involved in the Innocence Project in the US, so Gray Mountain has the feel of a very personal project

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In an interview John Grisham drew a distinction between those who viewed child pornography and paedophiles who physically abused children. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA

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US author John Grisham. Photo: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

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Chris Pavone: Books are for readers, and chances are fairly high that they don’t care about you, even a tiny bit. They want to be entertained or educated or seduced or terrified or blown away by the beauty of a spectacular sentence, and their desires are probably not going to be satisfied with 115,000 words about your teenage angst.
Brought to book: Chris Pavone
  • Books
  • March 20, 2014, 15:36

Chris Pavone follows the success of his first novel, The Expats, a Kindle number one bestseller and a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller, with The Acci(...)

Film review: The Counsellor

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