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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee taken off Mississippi school reading list

Official says some language in the book makes people uncomfortable although copies will remain in school libraries To Kill a Mockingbird, racism and the American south, has been removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district because the language in the book makes people uncomfortable. The Sun […]

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100 best nonfiction books: No 80 – The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White (1789)

This curates beautiful and lucid observations on the wildlife of a Hampshire village inspired generations of naturalists The Rev Gilbert White was that now extinct species, the unmarried Oxbridge don in holy orders. A lifelong curate and a fellow of Oriel College, White devoted himself to observing flora and fauna […]

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