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Books are precious, but time to read them is more precious still. This is where recommendations come in. Here, and on the following pages, are some suggestions for you and people you value

Spark that lit the fuse of radicalism

Spark that lit the fuse of radicalism

Melvyn Bragg talks to Malcolm Doney about the Peasants’ Revolt, his new novel, and the English Church

Lives in ‘immigration Britain’

Hugh Rayment-Pickard reads of a second nation

Nightmare in Consilience

It’s thought-provoking if nasty, says Sarah Hillman

Wreck and wreckers

Wreck and wreckers

The Caledonia’s figurehead (above) in Morwenstow, and a Visitation of our Lady that survived an iconoclast raid on St Hilary in 1932, are in Cornish churches rich in story: two of John Barker’s Country Life photos in Parish Church Treasures: The nation’s greatest art collection by...

Bible story with knobs on

Bible story with knobs on

Anthony Phillips hopes a racy tale interests readers in the original

Air-raid precautions among the artists

Sarah Meyrick sees them taste war again

The peasants and the poll tax

Michael Wheeler on the Melvyn Bragg version of the unusual occurrences of 1381

Light as a feather or a human life

Light as a feather or a human life

Peggy Woodford reads a novel of Mexican migrants and the ending of the day

In the beginning . . .

Pat Ashworth explores an enigmatic creation narrative

Bark is worse than bite

Alexander Lucie-Smith finds feet of clay in the Po Valley

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