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Jilly Cooper hits out at 'fatal' impact of local government cuts to libraries Cooper, who has an OBE for services to literature, has attacked David Cameron for allowing more than 350 libraries to close across Britain
Watership Down and other films that scared us witless
The 20 best TV chefs As James Martin leaves Saturday Kitchen, Michael Hogan counts down the all-time best small-screen cooks
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl backs teen band banned from practising in their garage due to noise Dave Grohl writes to Cornwall Council in bid to overturn youngsters band practice ban
Alas, poor William Telegraph View: Perhaps the tale is true that Horace Walpole, the dilettante antiquary, had Shakespeare's skull stolen to order
10 on-screen couples who couldn't stand each other in real life Just because your on-screen characters love each other, doesn't mean you can stand the person who plays them
The Kray twins: unseen pictures of Ronnie and Reggie Described as the most dangerous men in Britain, the Ronnie and Reggie Kray were never shy about posing for the cameras. And as these unseen images show, they revelled in their reputations right from the start. These photographs, which feature in a new book on the brothers, were drawn from the private collections of friends of the Krays. The book: The Krays From the Cradle to the Grave has been released in what would have been the twins' 80th year.
TV hunks through history Well, hello Mr Darcy: a look at TV hunks through history
Money men in films: picture special Look at 10 great films about money men and Wall Street, including Rogue Trader
15 best poetry books of all time World Poetry Day: From Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney, there's something for everyone in this list of the best poetry collections of all time
Artists take to the walls to regenerate parts of London The first ever Paint Your London sees a group of artists cover walls across the area with 20 creative and colourful murals
Game of Thrones' Kit Harington says he plays Jon Snow's dead body in new season Actor has been photographed on set for season six of the fantasy drama but insists he was playing a corpse
Video games and superheroes turn boys onto ballet The Royal Academy of Dance appears to have cracked the age-old problem of persuading boys to take up ballet lessons - using video game characters and superheroes as role models
Bruce Willis: his life and career in pictures As Bruce Willis celebrates his 61st birthday, here are some of his most memorable moments
Abandoned pharmaceutical factory used as 'canvas' by street artists Abandoned pharmaceutical factory used as 'canvas' by street artists
New Rolling Stones song unearthed after spending 50 years in a man's loft A previously unknown song by the Rolling Stones has been discovered after languishing in a loft for nearly half a century
25 great closing lines in films Martin Chilton looks at some great final lines to movies

New York Times

Fiction: Death and Disaster Stalk the Characters in Margaret Drabble’s New Novel Margaret Drabble’s “The Dark Flood Rises” is a fictional road trip through various forms of “senior living” in Britain.
17 Great Books About American Presidents for Presidents’ Day Weekend Some of our favorite books by and about presidents from the past few decades.
By the Book: George Saunders: By the Book The author, most recently, of “Lincoln in the Bardo” on his favorite genre: “I love reading anything about gigantic animate blobs of molten iron who secretly long to be concert pianists.”
A New Phase of ‘Goodnight Moon’? How a previously unpublished book by the children’s author Margaret Wise Brown is soon to make an appearance.
Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction Mark Billingham’s “Rush of Blood” is a savage satire about good friends whose special bond originated in murder.
Fiction: Joyce Carol Oates’s Novel Plumbs the Depths of America’s Abortion War Joyce Carol Oates tackles America’s abortion war in her new novel, “A Book of American Martyrs,” about the killing of a doctor and its aftermath.
Bookends: Which Dystopian Novel Got It Right: Orwell’s ‘1984’ or Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’? Charles McGrath and Siddhartha Deb debate which classic dystopian vision rings truest at the beginning of 2017.
Nonfiction: Apocalypse Now: What’s Behind the Volatile Mood of Today’s American — and European — Voters In “Age of Anger,” Pankaj Mishra views today’s political struggles through the prism of the Rousseau-Voltaire debates.
The Book Review Podcast: Neil Gaiman’s Myths Gaiman discusses “Norse Mythology”; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith’s “Autumn”; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.
Paperback Row Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
She Began Her Career at Hedge Funds. Now She Reports on Their Crimes. Sheelah Kolhatkar, whose “Black Edge” traces the insider trading scandal at SAC Capital, is a former fund analyst herself.
Letters to the Editor Readers respond to recent reviews of “The New Brooklyn,” “The True Flag” and more.

New York Times Sunday book review

Fiction: Death and Disaster Stalk the Characters in Margaret Drabble’s New Novel Margaret Drabble’s “The Dark Flood Rises” is a fictional road trip through various forms of “senior living” in Britain.
17 Great Books About American Presidents for Presidents’ Day Weekend Some of our favorite books by and about presidents from the past few decades.
By the Book: George Saunders: By the Book The author, most recently, of “Lincoln in the Bardo” on his favorite genre: “I love reading anything about gigantic animate blobs of molten iron who secretly long to be concert pianists.”
Nonfiction: Apocalypse Now: What’s Behind the Volatile Mood of Today’s American — and European — Voters In “Age of Anger,” Pankaj Mishra views today’s political struggles through the prism of the Rousseau-Voltaire debates.
Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction Mark Billingham’s “Rush of Blood” is a savage satire about good friends whose special bond originated in murder.
Fiction: Joyce Carol Oates’s Novel Plumbs the Depths of America’s Abortion War Joyce Carol Oates tackles America’s abortion war in her new novel, “A Book of American Martyrs,” about the killing of a doctor and its aftermath.
Fiction: Gone Guy: A Writer Leaves His Wife, Then Disappears in Greece Katie Kitamura’s novel “A Separation” follows an estranged wife’s journey to Greece in search of her missing husband.
Nonfiction: Pet Projects of the New Billionaires Two new books about tech culture — Alexandra Wolfe’s “Valley of the Gods” and Aimee Groth’s “The Kingdom of Happiness” — whisk readers around Silicon Valley like tourists in a celebrity-sighting van.
Fiction: From Ali Smith, It’s the First Great Brexit Novel “Autumn,” Ali Smith’s Brexit novel, centers on an abiding May-December friendship.
Nonfiction: Her Spirit Guide: The Face Behind a Faith-Shaping Devotional In Macy Halford’s “My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir,” Halford’s love of Oswald Chambers’s classic evangelical text prompts a closer look at her own life.
Fiction: Ghost Stories: Vietnamese Refugees Wrestle With Memory in a New Book by the Author of ‘The Sympathizer’ Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Refugees” illustrates the plight of men and women displaced from wartime Saigon and resettled in California.
The Book Review Podcast: Neil Gaiman’s Myths Gaiman discusses “Norse Mythology”; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith’s “Autumn”; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.
10 New Books We Recommend This Week Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Paperback Row Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
She Began Her Career at Hedge Funds. Now She Reports on Their Crimes. Sheelah Kolhatkar, whose “Black Edge” traces the insider trading scandal at SAC Capital, is a former fund analyst herself.
Letters to the Editor Readers respond to recent reviews of “The New Brooklyn,” “The True Flag” and more.
Open Book: The Harlem Renaissance’s New Chapter Claude McKay’s “lost” novel “Amiable With Big Teeth” is about a group of activists in Harlem during the 1930s.
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