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Why equality holds the key to a better life for all of us

Why equality holds the key to a better life for all of us

Rather than dole out inspirational quotes or advice on breathing exercises, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett instead explain the impact of inequality on an individual level: on the way we feel, think and act

Mind on Fire: Arnold Thomas Fanning's 'decade of madness'

Mind on Fire: Arnold Thomas Fanning's 'decade of madness'

Here, in an exclusive extract, the playwright recalls the immediate aftermath of a nervous breakdown, and his transfer to a mental institution. This, reader, is not for the faint of heart

Albright points to the danger of despots in personal recollections

Albright points to the danger of despots in personal recollections

The veteran Democrat draws on her personal history along with insights from her own career in a new book, Fascism: A Warning, which considers the prospect of a global turn to ultra-nationalist authoritarianism

Rwanda memoir confronts accepted narratives of conflict and survival

Rwanda memoir confronts accepted narratives of conflict and survival

Clemantine Wamariya knows what people expect from refugee narratives but, in The Girl Who Smiled Beads, she tells her story of near-impossible survival on her own terms

An uncomfortable look at how Celtic culture was co-opted

An uncomfortable look at how Celtic culture was co-opted

When Harvard University sent an archaeological mission to Ireland in the 1930s to determine Ireland’s racial and cultural heritage, it was socially and politically important to rich Irish Americans

Skirting around the parent trap

Skirting around the parent trap

Memoir, fiction, no matter, Sheila Heti's Motherhood bristles with brutal, assured honesty.

Relatable study of grief and guilt let down by its romcom clichés

Relatable study of grief and guilt let down by its romcom clichés

Coming-of-age tale has a dash of 1980s nostalgia

Coming-of-age tale has a dash of 1980s nostalgia

Revealing the sixth

Revealing the sixth

Though we navigate life through our phones, we humans are hard-wired to relate to nature - we’ve just forgotten how to do it. In his new book Wild Signs and Star Paths: The Keys to Our Lost Sixth Sense, ‘Natural Navigator’ Tristan Gooley reveals how everyone can tap back into this ability and enjoy the outdoors in an exciting way - one which is both new and ancient. In this extract from his book, he suggests how we can begin to tune back into our relationship with nature, starting today

Debutant novelist fully indulges her sentimental side

Debutant novelist fully indulges her sentimental side

Your humble reviewer found Helen Cullen’s The Lost Letters of William Woolf a pretty sentimental sort of book, and it wasn’t entirely to his taste. Which isn’t to say that it’s a bad book

Fear and navel-gazing on the campaign trail

Fear and navel-gazing on the campaign trail

Instead of writing about Clinton, Amy Chozick turns the focus of Chasing Hillary on herself. And in doing so, she ignores a basic rule of journalism at her peril

What a carve-up: A professor of anatomy shares her grisly yarns

What a carve-up: A professor of anatomy shares her grisly yarns

Forensic anthropologist and anatomy professor Sue Black is a surprisingly chipper soul, as she displays in her new memoir

Feminist memoir deploys symbolism to blur the life lines

Feminist memoir deploys symbolism to blur the life lines

A compact volume of 186 pages, The Cost of Living spills over with ideas, observation and interrogation

Critical mass: A triumph for a literary gamekeeper turned poacher

Critical mass: A triumph for a literary gamekeeper turned poacher

Upstate is a thrillingly good book: moving, funny and superbly intelligent, it compresses a wealth of perception into its 233 immaculately crafted pages

New York story mixes bleakness with verve

New York story mixes bleakness with verve

There are more killer one-liners in Jade Sharma's Problems than in most comedy festivals, including a note-perfect dissection of the legions of struggling artists in New York