George Eliot may have been born in the last year of George III’s reign, but her life story reads like a 1970s feminist coming-of-age tale.
Would readers be better off plumbing Wikipedia?
Except these people
The wary silence surrounding Amazon has ended up forcing a small handful of voices to serve as mouthpieces for the industry at large.
You may love these authors, but boy oh boy are these books doozies.
The knock on Richard Powers is that his novels don’t sustain the weight of their ambitions. That's not entirely true in his latest.
A new history of Lamaze explains the origins of the mythology
A new history of the Lamaze technique explain the origins of our earth-mother, natural-birth fantasies.
Maybe, possibly, there’s something wrong with your idea of what is sexy.
Jesse Bering's new book, Perv, puts forward a rigidly harm-reduction approach to sexual morality (although at times his theories seem to be proposing the normalisation of child abuse images). But tolerance alone isn't enough. Shouldn't wanting to be free to have thoughts and feelings about sex be a positive thing?
An illness cannot be defined by it's symptoms, but for decades, that's what's happened.
From Gabriele D'Annunzio to Silvio Berlusconi
At the turn of the twentieth century, Gabriele D'Annunzio was as famous as any writer alive and certainly as well-sexed. If his personal example was naughty, his political example was dangerous.
How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.