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An interview with Alain de Botton

An interview with Alain de Botton

Thursday, 02 February 2017

Alain de Botton's philosophy throws light on the big challenges of our lives. In Essays in Love, he charts each stage of a relationship with startling clarity and explores emotions often felt but rarely understood.

 We asked the author and founder of The School of Life about his obsessions, reading habits, and the advice he would give to his younger self.

Friday poem: 'Genuflection'

Friday poem: 'Genuflection'

Friday, 27 January 2017

From former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry The Rain in Portugal.

Friday poem: 'Address to a Haggis'

Friday poem: 'Address to a Haggis'

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Every January 25th Burns Night suppers are held to celebrate the birthday of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns. It’s traditional for these celebrations of Scottish food, drink and verse to begin with a rendition of Address to a Haggis.

How to research a historical novel

How to research a historical novel

Monday, 23 January 2017

Hannah Kohler, author of The Outside Lands, offers some advice to anyone writing, or hoping to write, their own historical fiction. 

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