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None of the disabled friends of Anne Wafula Strike had ever heard of a 'sex surrogate', as described in this wonderful film – but many would like to try it

When I heard a film had been made about sex and disability, I was worried. How could a film about a man who survived polio as a child, and who now wants to employ a "sex surrogate" to take his...

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The Illicit Happiness of Other People. By Manu Joseph. W.W. Norton; 344 pages; $15.95. John Murray; £18.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

WITH their odd mix of insecurity and overconfidence, real-life teenagers do not inspire affection in the hearts of most people. But they are still better than their literary counterparts. From the snotty...

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Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present. By Max Boot. Liveright; 750 pages; $35. To be published in Britain in February by W.W. Norton; £25. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

LIKE the poor, guerrilla armies have, it seems, always been with us. From the nomadic rebels who brought down the Roman empire

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This Beat generation film - starring Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg - hammers out a surprisingly complex and satisfying rhythm, with just the odd dud note

Films about the Beat generation are all too often made for kudos by well-meaning but not so well-read dilettantes who simply want to advertise their often misguided interest in the this...

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When pawns gain control

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character. By Paul Tough. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 256 pages; $27. Random House; £12.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

THE young teenagers who graduated from a special South Bronx middle school in 1999 became nationally famous. All black and Hispanic and

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Britain’s Quest for a Role: A Diplomatic Memoir from Europe to the UN. by David Hannay. I.B. Tauris; 320 pages; $59 and £30. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

The Official History of Britain and the European Community, Vol. II: From Rejection to Referendum, 1963-1975. By Stephen Wall. Routledge; 688 pages; $100 and £70. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.c

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Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom reunite for a biopic of "King of Soho" Paul Raymond that deftly juggles the serious, the seedy, and the spectre of Partridge

In The Look of Love, Steve Coogan's latest assignment is Paul Raymond, the Liverpool-born "King of Soho" whose great wealth and success were mirrored by personal tragedy. This is meaty...

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Still yet vital

A SINGLE twisted sea shell; a tall vase tightly crammed with roses; a bunch of weeds: each was the subject of a still life by Giorgio Morandi, an Italian artist who died in 1964, aged 73. He was also drawn to bleached-out houses in scraggly landscapes and, occasionally, to portraiture. Yet he is known almost exclusively for his

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By Mike Sharkey | Oct 19, 2012

Doctor, chef, cowboy, S&M dude... Agent 47 will become whoever it takes.

This is the Hitman I want. The Agent 47 who remains unseen even when he's right under the enemy's nose, the assassin who infiltrates, observes, plans, and cleverly executes... even if that means doing it all in a

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