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The pleasures of the electrophilic Alain de Botton

THE critics have not always been kind to British pop philosopher Alain de Botton. In one review, Guardian columnist Charlie Brooker performed the literary equivalent of a high school head flushing, calling de Botton a slapheaded ponce and an “absolute pair-of-aching-balls of a man” whose books were the toast of aspirational tosspots.
Brooker followed this with a [...]

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Sun, sand and desexing stray street dogs

SOME people are truly excellent at being on holiday. They gradually unwind rather than frantically burning out in the final weeks of work and never fall hideously ill the moment they turn the key in the beach-house door.
These well-adjusted individuals ignore pressure to maximise their annual break by commencing triathlon training or translating Proust. Instead, [...]

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