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What happened, Miss Simone?


Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone. The documentary was nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Oscar; the book, written by acclaimed music journalist Alan Light, publishes in March.


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Cure on Radio Four 


The field of mind-body medicine is plagued by wild claims that mislead patients and instil false hope. But as scientists in a range of fields uncover solid evidence that our minds influence our bodies far more profoundly than previously thought, there is now great promise too.  


Cure
publishes on 15th February but you can listen to author Jo Marchant on Radio Four's Start the Week now.


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Life after Pi – Yann Martel on stories

On 8th February Yann Martel will be joined by the BBC's Kirsty Lang for an exploration of life's great themes: from love and suffering to the courage to face death. Together, they’ll consider the experiences that have informed his oeuvre, from Life of Pi to his latest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal and we’ll hear an extract from this dazzling new work.


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Amy Liptrot on writing her way home 

As Amy Liptrot prepared for the launch of her first book (the beautifully written memoir of addiction and reconstruction The Outrun) she talked to us in Orkney about how she was feeling. And how she'd felt when she first washed up back at her childhood home, after her live in London had fallen apart.  


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Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Reasons to Stay Alive  – read an extract

MATT HAIG

Matt Haig's bestselling memoir touched a lot of hearts in 2015 and it's now out in paperback. Read an extract here.

Recipes for Love and Murder

Recipes for Love and Murder

SALLY ANDREW

A delicious blend of intrigue, milk tart and friendship, join Tannie Maria in her first investigation. Consider your appetite whetted for a whole new series of mysteries . . . Read an extract

The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova

Could you spot a con?

MARIA KONNIKOVA

Con artists hold a deep, enigmatic fascination for us. But how do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again?

Gun Baby Gun – read an extract

IAIN OVERTON

In some places, you are allowed to carry concealed firearms into schools. In some places, there are more guns than people to shoot them...


Canongate Loves


A remarkable memoir that marks the arrival of a significant new voice in nature writing

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Hunger

The Nobel Prize-winning author Knut Hamsun's Hunger, an influential work of twentieth-century modern literature, is now a Canon

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A delicious blend of intrigue, milk tart and friendship, join Tannie Maria in her first investigation. Consider your appetite whetted for a whole new series of mysteries . . .

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