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BOOK REVIEW: The Promise

The Promise Love and Loss in Modern China By Xue Xinran Translated by William Spence Out 7th February from I. B. Tauris £17.99 hardback Knowing the dates of battles, rattling off royal lines of succession, and memorising the names of … Continue reading

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Biology and Bad Guys

  There’s an Oil of Olay advert on British television claiming that women check the mirror several times a day “to see what’s changed”. Part of me understands it’s a reference to regular maintenance: does my lipstick need reapplication; is … Continue reading

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Ouch!

Yesterday I had my eyebrows threaded and that always provokes a mini meditation on pain. Nine times out of ten, the procedure hurts like a motherfucker. (The tenth time the endorphin gods are with you.) Someone is ripping the hair … Continue reading

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