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Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe reviewed
By Ian Sansom
The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It by Jamie Bartlett reviewed
The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found: A History in Seven Cities by Violet Moller reviewed
In Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate the World by Simon Garfield reviewed
Where is Ruja Ignatova, the self-styled cryptoqueen, hiding?
Plain tales of crookedness and corruption
Small but perfectly formed: the charm of the world in miniature
What the Ancient Greeks did for us
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.