Authors Posts by Ellie Duncan

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Online discoveries through the Oxford Book Club

Ellie Duncan chats to the editors of the Oxford Book Club's new website

Tiny words: on the art of small talk

Ellie Duncan ruminates on the place of everyday interaction in literary writing

Imagination and immediacy in travel writing

Ellie Duncan interviews Neil McQuillian, Senior Editor at Rough Guides

Food diary: why brunch?

Ellie Duncan explores the role of brunch in history, culture and her weekend routine

Author of the week: Halldór Laxness

Ellie Duncan takes a look at one of Iceland's greatest writers

Author of the week: Paul Beatty

A look at the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Writing winter from Shakespeare to Selvon

Ellie Duncan surveys the representation of winter in literature through the ages

On the incompleteness of reading

Ellie Duncan gets lost in the countless possibilities of translation

Rewind: Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th birthday

On its 90th anniversary, Ellie Duncan ponders the publication of Winnie-the-Pooh

Stop to record the moment

Ellie Duncan considers the reasons why it is such a human act to record our lives
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Yangon University is modelled on Oxford, but there are no dreaming spires

Mia Millman explores the history of university in Burma and imagines life without education

Oxford pollution levels break health rules

Cancer-causing nitrogen dioxide levels break EU and WHO guidelines.

Life Divided: Unpacking

Rosa Thomas and Jamie Onslow reluctantly consider the pains and gains of unpacking

Warren Gatland selects controversial Lions squad for upcoming summer tour

Eyebrows have been raised at the presence of 12 Welshmen in the squad

Ageing under the spotlight

Sophie Burdge condemns ageism in pop culture and our generation's obsession with beauty