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The Jack Reacher phenomena
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The Jack Reacher phenomena

The deep-rooted appeal of the Jack Reacher novels is no big secret and, if you believe Amazon’s page about their author, Lee Child, every nine seconds another one of them is sold.   Sean Sheehan   Reacher embodies vengeance with a social conscience. In the early novels Reacher succeeds through […]

Where is England?
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Where is England?

In “New model island”, Alex Niven is looking for England and he can’t find it. The country existed as a nation state between the tenth and seventeenth centuries but he asks whether the idea of England today has any usefulness as a cultural cause.   Sean Sheehan   In the […]