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Meghan Markle has demonstrated why children won’t like The Bench

Any sensible tot will hurl it from the cot because of its elephantine agenda

Meghan Markle isn’t one to think small. In a statement on her Archewell website to thank those who put her book, The Bench, at the top of the New York Times' children’s picture book list, she wrote: [banner] 'While this poem began as a love letter to my husband and son, I’m encouraged to see that…


Let’s just go ahead and ban books

Oversensitive readers can now line-edit novels by getting mad at their content on the internet

Steve Austin and the age of the antihero

Stone Cold was foul-mouthed, sadistic and mean — and people loved him

The rising cost of remembering the Fab Four

A forthcoming George Harrison box set will sell for $1,000. Do we still love the Beatles enough to care?

Mothers and daughters

I Couldn’t Love You More by Esther Freud reviewed

How a small Mediterranean island determined the outcome of World War Two

Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta, 1942 by Max Hastings reviewed

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