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“You are loved”: Authors’ message to trans and non-binary people

“You are loved”: Authors’ message to trans and non-binary people

Thousands of authors, editors, publishers and journalists have signed an open letter of support for transgender and non-binary people. The move comes after many celebrities voiced their support for Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s stance against transgender youth. The original letter supporting Rowling was signed by prominent writers and performers including John Cleese, Ian McEwan, […]

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First look at extraordinary fourth season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

First look at extraordinary fourth season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Spoilers ahead! The first look at the fourth season of dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale is here, and June is ready to fight. The brutal drama based on the works of Margaret Atwood picks up where the third season left off, with June leading a rebellion against the violent, oppressive forces of Gilead. Speaking to IndieWire, showrunner […]

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Monty Python star Michael Palin knighted in New Year Honours

Monty Python star Michael Palin knighted in New Year Honours

Actor and TV presenter Michael Palin has been knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honour List, while model Twiggy has been made a dame. There just two of the familiar faces been recognised for their work alongside hundreds of everyday Britons. Sir Michael Palin was recognised for his services to travel, culture and geography. Over the […]

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Praise Be: The Handmaid’s Tale drops season 2 trailer

Praise Be: The Handmaid’s Tale drops season 2 trailer

The dystopian smash hit series The Handmaid’s Tale takes us back to Gilead in the first trailer for the second season. Elisabeth Moss returns as Offred, trapped in a world where most women are condemned to servitude under a violent regime, based on the works of author Margaret Atwood. The new trailer shows a sneak peek […]

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Bibliophile: The Heart Goes Last

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood Bloomsbury After a mega financial meltdown, with unemployment at around 40% of the population, people are starving, scavenging and pilfering. Houses are repossessed and desperation rules as gangs roam the streets. Married couple Stan and Charmaine are living in their car “condemned to a life of frantic, grit-in-the-eyes, […]

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Monday Book: Maddaddam

Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood Bloomsbury This book is the third in the trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood. Even though the previous two books are summarised in the beginning, the story is complicated and reading them is highly recommended. After a man-made pandemic kills most of Earth’s population, […]

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