‘Nothing would ever be the same in their lives and nothing was ever the same in the life of the country.’ 100 years to the day, Great Britain’s Great War author Jeremy Paxman writes about the outbreak of war in Britain.

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Who were the men and women whose names are commemorated on war memorials around the country? Where did they live – and how and why did they die? In his book, War Memorial, Clive Aslet tells the story of one village’s sacrifice, from 1914 to 2003.

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Otto Dov Kulka’s remarkable memoir Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death explores the permanent and indelible marks left by the Holocaust and a childhood spent in Auschwitz. Excerpted below is the first chapter from the book: ‘A Prologue That Could Also Be An Epilogue’.

The first in a series of Penguin Cooks blogs, here’s one of our resident food experts, Pen Vogler, telling us a little about the food featured in some of Jane Austen’s earliest works.

Rachel Lichtenstein is an artist, archivist and writer. She is the author of Rodinsky’s Whitechapel and co-author, with Iain Sinclair, of Rodinsky’s Room. Diamond Street is the second in a trilogy of books by Rachel on London streets. On Brick Lane was the first and both will be followed by a volume on Portobello Road, also to be […]