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If, as the American philosopher William James observes, “the stirring of our flesh with picturesque mystery and gloom” makes “a work of art romantic”,(...)

Gill Hornby with her brother Nick (right) and husband Richard Harris

When she sees similarly dressed women parading en masse in dog-walking clubs, running clubs or straggling lines of power walkers, novelist Gill Hornby(...)

John Boyne is one of Ireland’s most popular writers. The author of 10 novels, translated into 45 languages, he shot to international fame with (...)

‘What these moments led me to consider, between the bastardisation of the manifestation of a daydream of the brain of an architect, and the sim(...)

Francisco Goya was born near Zaragoza in 1746, the son of a gilder. Sent, aged 14, to study under local artist José Luzán, he later went on to (...)

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