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#12Days: Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Christmas Recommendations

- December 8th, 2016

Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs: 1613-1918 has shared some of his favourite books with us, for some Christmas gifting inspiration!

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Sian Williams on Breast Cancer Awareness

- October 21st, 2016

Sian Williams shares her experiences of dealing with breast cancer, including an extract from Rise.

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Meet Les Parisiennes

- July 7th, 2016

Les Parisiennes, Anne Sebba

What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until – finally – renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. It was women who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis – perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators…

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Brexit Neglects the Real Benefit of Devolution: Aggregation

- May 31st, 2016

Connectography, Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna is a senior fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School, and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE). His new book is Connectography: Mapping the Global Network Revolution (Orion Books).

The most powerful political force of our age is devolution. Since World War II, the number of independent states has nearly quadrupled from 50 to nearly 200. European empires, the Soviet Union, and the former Yugoslavia all split into dozens of independent states. From East Timor to South Sudan–not to mention Kurdistan and Palestine–the jackhammer of devolution continues its assault on sovereign unity. Not only is devolution a more universal aspiration than democracy, but as Scotland and Catalunya aptly demonstrate, democracy serves only to fuel devolution: When given the choice, cities and provinces are gravitating towards more autonomy and local self-rule.

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David Ebershoff on The Danish Girl

- December 9th, 2015

Last night some W&Ners were lucky enough to attend the UK premiere of The Danish Girl. We were blown away by the film and would very much encourage you to go and see it when it’s on UK release in January.

Directed by Tom Hooper and starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander the film is based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. Here David reflects on the rich and inspiring legacy of trans pioneer Lili Elbe, portrayed in the film by Eddie Redmayne.

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