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Puzzles have been enthralling people for centuries: from logic and chess puzzles to Rubik’s Cubes and the Tower of Hanoi, millions of people have enjoyed attempting puzzles for the pleasure of solving them alone.

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The blog began in a small way in August 2009 with a promise by the 'Gentle Author' to write everyday about the rich variety of life to be found in Spitalfields, the heart of London’s East End.

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The Ecstasy of Influence gets its name from an essay published in Harper’s magazine, where Lethem 'collated' the writings of other authors for a piece on copyright.  

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Anyone who has followed the career of the former Bishop of Edinburgh through his extensive writing, or the colourful newspaper headlines he has attracted, is already likely to hold an opinion of the man.

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Middle age as we commonly believe it to be represents the beginning of our inevitable physical decline and the approach of death.

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In The Life of Slang, Julie Coleman reaches back into the depths of Old English, using newspapers and court records to discover the origins of slang and trace its life cycle.

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This is  a book of delights, of simple and scrummy recipes that range from how to make your own cheese and smoke your own fish to making rustic pasta.

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Some subjects - no matter how poignant - are difficult to read to read, and none more so than that which revolves around the death of a 16-year-old Elisa Claps in Italy in 1993.

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