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We journey behind the scenes of 'Flying Scotsman and the Best Birthday Ever', Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman’s celebration of the world’s most iconic locomotive.

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We've partnered with The Royal Opera House for a behind-the-scenes look at the world-famous venue.

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In one of her final interviews, Barbara Hepworth wished for ‘ten lifetimes to express the variations and subtleties which one lifetime can give.’ The one that she did live was far from ordinary, shaped in turn by artistic triumph, personal tragedy, and an ‘intrinsic will to life’.

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Amber Guinness Selects

23 Apr, 2022

‘A House Party in Tuscany’ author Amber Guinness recommends the Thames & Hudson books that have inspired her recently – including artful picks from David Hockney and Eric Ravilious, and ‘a glorious celebration of female creativity’.

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The Making of the Book: Mudlark’d

20 Apr, 2022

Precarious ladders, precious finds, and Edwardian women parachutists. We don our wellies and adventure behind the scenes of ‘Mudlark’d’ to discover what wig curlers, cufflinks and coins can reveal about centuries of everyday Londoners.

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Fresh books for spring

17 Mar, 2022

Add a splash of sunshine to your bookshelves with these artful celebrations of nature and inspirational guides to the great outdoors.

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No one is immune to creative demons – not even Michelangelo. But these demons needn’t defeat us! Creativity specialist Richard Holman explores ‘mindful distractions’, why your worst idea can be the best place to start, and what we can learn about creativity from one nun’s surprising screen prints.

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We sat down with Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints at the V&A, to chat about Eric Ravilious’s classic ‘High Street’, exploring surreal cheesemongers, visual puns, the lasting impact of the Blitz, and the legacy of this quintessentially English artist.

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From inspired collections to legendary personalities, these books offer an indulgent look inside the world of Chanel, including the history, fashion and enduring influence of the house.

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The Barkley Marathons is a race like no other, known only by true insiders until relatively recently. In this extract from 'The Finishers', which tells the stories of the few who have completed it, its creator, Gary ‘Lazarus Lake’ Cantrell, explains what makes The Barkley Marathons unique.

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