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Extracting the stone of madness

Extracting the Stone of Madness, Hieronymus Bosch c. 1494, Museo del Prado, Madrid Surgery to ‘treat’ mental illness 500 years ago was no joke. You would have a hole drilled into your skull to take the madness out. Is this what Alejandra

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The Transmigration of Bodies

Having a book subscription can be a bit hit and miss. The new book can be fascinating, and just right for you, but does it land on your doormat when you’re ready to read it? This week, the right thing

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books and roses, bread and roses

It’s books and roses day again tomorrow!  Is it even possible to choose one book to celebrate? Elena Ferrante’s The Story of The Lost Child has made both the Man Booker International Shortlist  AND the three percent Best Translated Book Award 2016

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