March 5, Saturday, is World Book Day.

Now, on principle, I abhor celebrating all those designated days that our calendars are so full with nowadays Read more

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Just before Valentine’s Day, the Guardian asked the poet John Stammers for his top ten favourite love poems.

Stammers, who has edited the Picador Book of Love Poems, made an interesting selection.

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I have broken a rib and have taken up residence in the land of pain and ill health. Here, the rules of existence are very different. Read more

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