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France’s lawless lands

Far from the Château de Versailles, indigenous people in remote French Guiana are French citizens inadvertently living outside the law
For some, Noam Chomsky is a counter-cultural hero who bravely exposes hypocrisy, the abuses of power, and overlooked tragedies. For others, he is a mischievous demagogue who ought to wake up to the world’s geopolitical realities
If there’s a single thread running through this compendium of artists’ experiences of London life, it’s encapsulated by Moroccan-born gallery owner Hassan Hajjaj: ‘I feel I’m not British but I’m a Londoner’
For 45 days, Nick Hancock lived on a rough tooth of granite so remote that it sits in a different time zone to the rest of the UK
Dogs aren't just for Christmas, as the RSPCA used to say. It can be a way of life. Take the Chukchi dog, whose compact size, alongside its ability to see at night, rendered it energy-efficient and allowed for superior mobility
Imagine selecting a tree, cutting it down, dividing it up, and recruiting artisans from around the country to craft the resulting timber into bespoke tools and objects to keep for the rest of your life
In the Altai Mountains of western Mongolia, small groups of ethnic Kazakh nomadic herders exist in a world far removed from the modern one we know today
Is Donald Murray’s book yet another example of a publisher trying to turn the story of a random foodstuff into a quirky bestseller? The answer is no. This is a splendid book, filled with passion, wit, and wonderful facts

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