Scott's Book Review

Die of Shame

Mark Billingham

Criminally Minded - Tales of the behaviourally challenged

Novelist Mark Billingham ( writes crime thrillers. He also works as a television screenwriter and has become a familiar face...

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Past Present - What's new in History

The idea of some kind of representative democracy has taken root in these damp islands of ours many centuries ago. Arguably, the long struggle against absolute...

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The Naked Muse

Kelley Swain

Egghead Choice - Crack open for a hard boiled think

Artists, writers and musicians have often spoken about being inspired by a ‘muse’. Sometimes this is another human being who brings out something...

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The Course of Love

Alain de Botton

Fantastic Fiction - Escapes to other places and other times

Have you ever been in a relationship, or even upgraded the bond into the social institution called marriage? How is it going? Every relationship has a history...

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Free Will and Consciousness

Gregg Caruso

Egghead Choice - Crack open for a hard boiled think

Free will is an illusion. It is an extraordinarily powerful illusion, which accounts for the fact that hardly anyone can bear to give it up. Even after being...

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