Francesca Peacock

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Saturday, 19 December 2020

Shuggie Bain review - finally a worthy Booker Prize winner

Any time-traveller arriving in Britain this winter could be forgiven for thinking they’d landed in a particularly odd fever-dream of …

By Francesca Peacock



Saturday, 14 November 2020

On the record: The Joni Mitchell Archives: The Early Years (1963-1967)

Everyone knows Joni Mitchell. She’s the singer of Love Actually tear-jerkers, the one-time lover of Leonard Cohen, and a Canadian …

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Saturday, 17 October 2020

Artemisia Gentileschi at the National Gallery

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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Incarceration not education: university Covid restrictions are turning students into second-class citizens

Scottish university students were banned from socialising outside their households, and told not to enter restaurants, bars, and pubs last …

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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Nancy Mitford and the myth of women's literature

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Saturday, 15 August 2020

Falling in love with Joan Didion

Mid-way through this week, I realised that I was listening to a playlist made up exclusively of Joan Baez and …

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Saturday, 1 August 2020

Why Taylor Swift's Folklore is her best album yet

Folklore – Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album she released in a surprise move last Friday – is a triumph. Heart-breaking, story-telling, …

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Saturday, 25 July 2020

Mrs America and the Equal Rights Amendment

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Saturday, 11 July 2020

Shakespeare against cancel culture

Some two scenes after Brutus et al have stabbed Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s play of the same name, “Cinna the …

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