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    Codename: Get Oscar

    The Imitation Game is a clear bid to clean up at the Academy Awards. But don't let that put you off. It's a gripping and solid account of one of WWII's most remarkable events.


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    Muslim: I woke up like this

    It isn’t every day that I get spat upon. Then a stranger quietly muttered, “Muslim.”


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    Out of the past

    The last part of a trilogy that began with the epic Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie Macdonald's latest novel, Adult Onset, offers an intimate portrait of a troubled past.


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    The Pull of Julie Paul

    Julie Paul's writing has an edge. Humour, sensuality, and a healthy measure of darkness lend the stories in The Pull of the Moon an emotional veracity.


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    Balancing Act

    Balancing act

    Hip yet snarkily critical of hipness, Elyse Friedman’s The Answer to Everything is a breathtaking balancing act that’s laced with humour.

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    Knowing when to stop

    For most of my life I have hated Christmas. My father was often laid off just before the holidays and there wasn’t much money for presents. It didn’t stop me from wanting things. And I always wanted things.