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From a book that will make you get out more to Grimm Tales in a basement, 26ers offer their recommendations for spring. Books for the future Best thing I’ve heard on Radio 4 in ages (among many good things) Why it’s okay to own lots of books you’ve never read Man Booker judge Richard Gekoski […]

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Things we like this month from the perfect film to Turner & the Sea at the National Maritime Museum; Drysalter – 150 poems of 15 lines each; a UK premiere of The Dead Dogs by Jon Fosse and the most absorbing six hours and 10 minutes of theatre to be enjoyed in a single day. […]

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We bring you recommendations from…   From Lost to Found A friend gave me this book for Christmas, saying: “I started reading and just carried on reading it for two days straight.” It’s that engrossing. It’s the story of a woman in her mid 20s who hikes 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail from […]

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Loved The Zero by Jess Walter, Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, been plucking from We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live Joan Didion’s collection in Everyman’s Library. Next up, The Scarlet Letter. Richard Pelletier             Mojo Pretty excited. Have just booked tickets to see Mojo, the new Jez Butterworth […]

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Exhibitions, new novels, film and music. 26ers bring you their recommendations for October.   Unlikely Stories, Mostly Being a collection of tiny tales from Alasdair Grey the man who brought you “Lanark”. They cover several decades, and it’s fascinating seeing his style develop. Some are more successful than others, but if you’re a fan of […]

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I’ve recently seen the groundbreaking monologue play Grounded – fresh from Edinburgh and on an extended run at the marvellous, feisty little Gate Theatre. Anyone who thought mothers, drone attacks, sex, casinos and mental breakdown didn’t go hand in hand needs to spend an hour and a half in the company of this super-talented performer. […]



From exhibitions in Scotland and tips for the Fringe, to festivals in Paris and cook books in London, 26 members bring you their recommendations to see out the end of the summer.   A Spanish Snow White Blancanieves is a new Spanish film, shot like a 1920s black and white silent movie. It’s a retelling […]

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Need some tips on how to relax and enjoy this sultry season? Look no further. Read about the powers of jazz by renowned novelist Langston Hughes. Watch Jaws from a dinghy in a Lido. See Hemingway in a new light.  Watch the RSC’s As You Like It smeared with mud, sound by Laura Marling, Glastonbury-style. […]