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In support of independent bookshops

In support of independent bookshops

Earlier this summer, Emma Chapman, author of How To Be a Good Wife, set off on an epic trip around the UK's independent bookshops. Now back at home in Jakarta, she tells us what she learned about the independent book trade.

Friday poem: 'Titanic' by Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch

Friday poem: 'Titanic' by Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch

In the pause after the poem's first word you can feel the clamouring of panicked voices as the passengers hear that first almighty crash of iceberg on ship. And in that image of the piano, caught out mid-song and now drowning in a lungful of water, is the helplessness of all on board.

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