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Beautiful coffee table book is interesting and informative

The Fact of Evolution book review

Anthropologist Cameron M Smith has written an impressively clear, concise explanation of one of humanity’s most remarkable discoveries

How to be a woman by Caitlin Moran

Astonishingly clear-headed thinking from the comedic columnist

The Sly Company of People Who Care

Rahul Bhattacharya's novel about an Indian journalist in Guyana

An Agent of Deceit

Welsh author Chris Morgan Jones's debut novel

The Coffins of Little Hope

Timothy Schaffert's masteful mix of serious and absurd

You Can Make Him Like You

Ben Tanzer's story of self-obsessed Keith

There Is No Year

Blake Butler's horror novel is out now

The Diver

Review of Alfred Neven DuMont's new book

Listen To This review

The New Yorker's music critic Alex Ross's literary offering

The Champion

Download Tim Binding's satirical novel on small-town England

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

Latest in the No 1 Ladies' Detective agency series by Alexander McCall Smith

Titanic Thompson

Alvin Thompson biography by Kevin Cook's

Color of Night review

Madison Smartt Bell's new book

PU-239 review

Ken Kalfus's book of short stories

The Lies We Told by Diane Chambers

How two sisters grew after their parents' murder

Ten Stories About Smoking by Stuart Evers

Expert tales of desire and nostaligia for the cigarette

The Moral Lives of Animals by Dale Peterson

Are fireflies really deceitful and can elephants stalk?

Selected Stories of Merce Rodoreda

Short story collection from the deceased Catalan author

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The Knowledge

Bahrain-loving expat group to meet in Manama
Sep 2

Worldwide expat community networking group InterNations will host community event

Bahrain beats UAE to be named top expat destination
Aug 31

Gulf island is best Middle East destination for expats according to a new survey

Wrecking Crew Orchestra in Bahrain
Aug 25

Japanese dancers bring stunning light show to Bahrain Summer Festival

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