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Reading groups: Her death gave life to others

Robin Gill on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

THIS is a fascinating and unusual book, now that we are moving from Easter to Trinity Sunday. It is not ex­actly about resurrection, but it is engaging, and raises many important ethical questions.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is written by the American journalist and science broadcaster Rebecca Skloot. It is an easy read, well-paced, and has short chapters that usually end with a cliff-hanger. It is depicted as “The New York Times bestseller”, and ...

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‘I hope that I will be proud of the next thing I write’

‘I hope that I will be proud of the next thing I write’

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Exposed — the dangers of a group mentality

One year on, the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal reveals the risks of group norms, says Alan Billings  Read More

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